TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE PROBLEM OF THE CITY

THE IMPACT OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON URBAN PROBLEMS IS DISCUSSED. THE CONCENTRATION OF PEOPLE AND RESOURCES IN URBAN AREAS WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT THE MOBILITY AND THE SUPPLY LINES AFFORDED BY TRANSPORTATION. THE HISTORIC PROBLEMS OF THE CITY CREATED BY THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED. CITY CONGESTION HAS RESULTED IN UNPLANNED SUBURBAN EXPANSION WITH AN OUTWARD SURGE OF POPULATION AND A COMPARABLE MOVEMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. THE EXODUS OF RESOURCES FROM CENTRAL CITY AREAS TO SUBURBS HAS CREATED A DECAY FACTOR IN CENTRAL CITY AREAS. HOWEVER, DOWNTOWN CONGESTION REMAINS UNDIMINISHED. THE DECLINE OF THE CENTRAL CITY MAY BE REGRETTED, BUT THE THRUST OF TECHNOLOGY IS OUTWARD. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE EVIDENCE IS IMPRESSIVE THAT THE DECENTRALIZED METROPOLIS MAKES THE OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES IN TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR DEALING WITH URBAN PROBLEMS.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Rae, J B
  • Publication Date: 1968-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 299-314
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2001 12:00AM