SICK TRANSIT

THE AUTHOR, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, SUGGESTS THAT IF PLANS FOR MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS ARE TO SUCCEED, PLANNERS MUST TAKE CERTAIN HUMAN FACTORS INTO CONSIDERATION. INDIVIDUALS ARE WILLING TO ENDURE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF INCONVENIENCE AND INEFFICIENCY IN EXCHANGE FOR CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN LOCOMOTION. THE NEED TO CONTROL ONE'S LOCOMOTION PROBABLY HAS A BIOLOGICAL BASIS; THE NEED CAN BE MODIFIED OR SUBLIMATED, BUT NOT ELIMINATED. A MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM THAT WOULD TAKE PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS INTO CONSIDERATION WOULD HAVE TO BE A SYSTEM WITH MORE CONCERN FOR FLEXIBILITY THAN FOR EFFICIENCY. FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE, PLANNERS SHOULD CONSIDER USING MODIFIED PROCEDURES OF TRANSPORTATION RATHER THAN ATEMPT TOTALITY. THEY SHOULD STRIVE FOR A SYSTEM WHICH AFFORDS MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TO RETAIN CONTROL OF THE SYSTEM. WHEREVER MASS TRANSIT HAS WORKED AT ALL, IT HAS BEEN THROUGH BETTER USE OF A MODIFIED SYSTEM WITH MANY OPTIONS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 9, No 1, PP 20-23
  • Corporate Authors:

    Humble Way

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  • Authors:
    • Evans, R
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00241339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 6 1970 12:00AM