MODELLING THE IMPACT OF PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS ON THE TORONTO-CENTERED REGION

THIS PAPER ADOPTS AN EXISTING ACCESSIBILITY-POPULATION GROWTH MODEL AND APPLIES IT TO A SAMPLE SET OF URBAN PLACES WITHIN THE TORONTO CENTERED REGION. THE MODEL ALLOCATES POPULATION GROWTH ACCORDING TO AN ACCESSIBILITY CRITERION USING AN ITERATIVE PROCEDURE. AFTER OBSERVING THE MODEL'S PERFORMANCE FOR THE 1941-1966 PERIOD, FORECASTS ARE MADE OF THE POPULATION DISTRIBUTION FOR FIVE YEAR INCREMENTS TO THE YEAR 2001. THESE FORECASTS ARE COMPARED FOR ALTERNATIVE NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS - A NETWORK WHICH IS SIMPLY AN UNBIASED UPGRADING OF THE EXISTING ONE, A NETWORK SIMILAR TO THE ONE PROPOSED BY ONE OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT, AND FINALLY A NETWORK PROPOSED BY THE AUTHORS. THE PROJECTED CONSEQUENCES OF THESE NETWORKS ARE EVALUATED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE GOALS OUTLINED IN A GOVERNMENT REPORT ON THE TORONTO CENTERED REGION. LIMITATIONS OF THE MODEL ARE DISCUSSED AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ARE PROPOSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rept No 2, 30 PP, 8 FIG, 5 TAB, REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Toronto

    Department of Geography, 100 St George Street
    Toronto, Ontario  Canada  M5S 3G3

    YORK UNIVERSIT, TORONTO

    TORONTO, ON  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Lord, I J
    • Miron, J R
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00228144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1972 12:00AM