Highway system planning in Taiwan

The highway system in Taiwan is of 17,454 kms which is about 45.7 Kms per 100 square kilometers of land area. Within the system, there is a new freeway of 373.3 Kms from Keelung to Kaosiung. Due to both rapid economic growth and population increases, motor vehicle numbers grew at a much higher rate with little expansion of the highway system in the past decade. At the end of September, 1980, motor vehicles reached 4.5 Million, of which motorcycles accounted for 3.8 Million (about 84.4 Per cent). Problems encountered in the highway system are lack of update highway information, system- wise planning and construction funds, inefficient construction and lower highway standards. In order to cope with these problems, highway system planning in Taiwan started in September 1979 and was completed in December 1980. This paper presents all the facts about the development of highway system in taiwan for the past decade, methodology adopted in this study, results of analysis and forecasting of population, employment, automobile ownership and traffic demand. Based on the highway needs, the short- term mid- term and long- range plans are discussed (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 201-18
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the third conference of Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia. volume 1
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 01438088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:22PM