AN EVALUATION OF URBAN TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY IN CANADA

THIS STUDY, CONDUCTED BY N. D. LEA & ASSOCIATES, WAS DIRECTED TOWARD DEFINITION OF THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS ACCRUING FROM IMPROVEMENTS---TECHNICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC---TO URBAN TRANSPORTATION ON A NATIONWIDE BASIS OVER THE PERIOD 1965--2001. THE ASSERTION IS MADE THAT IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM CAN ADD 7% TO THE ANTICIPATED AVERAGE 2001 REAL INCOME PER CAPITA. THE MODELS USED FOR THE PROJECTIONS ARE DESCRIBED IN THREE APPENDICES ON WELFARE CHANGES DUE TO TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS, LAND USE, AND TRANSPORT FORECASTING AND PLANNING. A FOURTH APPENDIX DESCRIBES THE PRINCIPLES OF WELFARE ECONOMICS INCORPORATED INTO THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND INVESTMENT IMPACT OF IMPROVEMENTS OF VARIOUS KINDS ARE SUMMARIZED IN A TABLE. THE EARLY CHAPTERS OF THE STUDY ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS BY RELATING DESIRABLE URBAN DENSITY TO URBAN TRANSPORT AND CHANGE. THE OTHER TOPICS ADDRESSED IN SEPARATE CHAPTERS ARE URBAN TRANSPORT ADMINISTRATION, URBAN TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY (DEFINITION AND INDICATORS), TRANSPORT AND HUMAN GOALS, ECONOMIC INDICATORS, SOCIAL INDICATORS, GENERALIZED CITIES AND NATIONAL AGGREGATES, ANALYTIC APPROACH AND ELEMENTS, TRUCKING, ARTERIALS AND FREEWAYS, ACCESS ROADS, TRAFFIC OPERATIONS, THE FORM, "GRAIN," AND ACTIVITY DISTRIBUTION OF CITIES, TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS, PRICING, TRANSIT OPERATIONS, AND NEW TECHNOLOGY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Figs, Tabs, 91 REF, 5 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Ministry of Transport

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  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00241659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1982 12:00AM