Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 13: Transportation Planning, Policy and Analysis is a review of selected policies affecting the administration, urban transportation, and proposals regarding transport improvements.
The book discusses the inter-relationship of transport policy and analysis of transportation planning. The text outlines the development of transportation planning considering the constraints placed upon studies made in the transportation system. The author describes the planning process as evolving, with the nature of the problem changing along with the passing of time. The author reviews the administrative framework and the polices affecting urban traffic and public transports. He evaluates the policy-decision mechanisms influenced by ""maximization subject to constraint."" The author then presents some mathematical simulation models of transport, and then emphasizes that actual testing and experimentation of a model are needed to overcome any cardinal weaknesses. The book also cites the SELNEC and Tyneside studies where their major component is on road expenditure, which studies regarded as not very cost-effective. The author then cites legislations and development proposals that transportation plans should be integrated with land use planning and traffic systems. The author also discusses why developments in transport planning analysis is a political decision.
City administrators, officials of traffic and engineering departments and bureaus, civil engineers, and urban developers will find this book of interest.
List of Figures List of Tables Preface Part One: The 1960's 1 The Evolution of Modern Transport Planning The Planning Environment The Modern Planning Process Transportation Studies: The New Approach Project Studies and the New Approach Features of Systems Planning The Aim of Comprehensiveness Explicit Concern with Methodology A Concern with Alternative Strategies Conclusions 2 The Administrative Framework Transportation Planning and Central Government Structure Transport Planning and Local Government Structure The Organization of Conurbation Transportation Studies The Establishment of the Greater London Council and Passenger Transport Authorities 3 Traffic and Public Transport Policies Attempts to Accommodate the Car Traffic Restraint Promotion of Public Transport 4 Evaluation Policy Introduction Maximizing the Overall Level of Service Maximizing Profits Maximizing User Surpluses Maximizing the Combined Surplus of Users and Operators Surplus Changes to Non-users The Treatment of Intangibles The Distribution of Surpluses between Contemporaries Distribution over Time Conclusions 5 Transportation Planning Models Mathematical Simulation: The Travel Model Estimating the Number of Journeys Made The Use and Choice of Mode Distribution of Journeys Assignment to Routes Paradigms Later Procedures Iconic Simulation: Demonstration Projects Market Research Methods Part Two: The 1970's 6 Reaction to the First-generation Transportation Studies Introduction Counter-pressures Reform of the Compensation Code Reorganization
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- © Pergamon 1976
- 1st January 1976
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