URBAN TRAVEL COMPARISONS--GREAT BRITAIN-U.S.

DATA IS PRESENTED TO SHOW COMPARISONS OF DEMAND FOR BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THE UNITED KINGDOM. IN BOTH COUNTRIES THE PAST TWO DECADES HAVE WITNESSED LARGE EXPENDITURES AND INVESTMENTS IN THE PRIVATE AUTO AND HIGHWAYS. HOWEVER, IN THE U.K. THERE IS STILL A GREAT DEMAND FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND A STRONG RELIANCE ON WALKING. FURTHER, IN GREAT BRITAIN THERE IS AN APPARENT TIE BETWEEN PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND PLACE OF WORK, ESPECIALLY FOR LOWER INCOME WORKERS. DEMAND FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT IN LONDON IS SEEN TO BE COMPARABLE TO THAT IN NEW YORK, WHERE NATURAL RESTRAINTS HINDER USE OF THE PRIVATE CAR. THE SYSTEMS THAT FEED LONDON-BRITISH RAIL, LONDON TRANSPORT BUS, AND LONDON UNDERGROUND-ARE COMPARED WITH NEW YORK'S SUBWAY SYSTEM.

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    J of Environmental Systems

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  • Authors:
    • Paaswell, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 115-30
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM