RESEARCH AND WORLDWIDE URBAN TRANSPORTATION

DATA ON URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDIES AND URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN TYPICAL OVERSEAS CITIES AND IN THE UNITED STATES ARE REVIEWED. THE INTER-CHANGE OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING KNOWLEDGE AMONG NATIONS IS SHOWN TO BE VALUABLE, PRACTICABLE AND ESSENTIAL. TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS PROMULGATED IN ONE AREA, UNDER ONE SET OF CONDITIONS, WILL OFTEN HAVE APPLICATIONS ELSEWHERE. AS URBANIZATION CONTINUES RAMPANT, TO A POINT THAT WITHIN THE NEXT TWO DECADES 80 PERCENT OF AMERICANS WILL LIVE IN CITIES, EMPHASIS WILL FOCUS INCREASINGLY ON TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS IN CITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE CONSISTENCY IN BASIC URBAN TRAVEL MOTIVATIONS SUGGESTS THAT MANY OF THE DATA WHICH ARE COLLECTED AT CONSIDERABLE EXPENSE IN MODERN URBAN STUDIES COULD BE REDUCED OR SIMPLIFIED WITH ACCEPTABLE ACCURACY BY MAKING GREATER USE OF BOTH DATA PRESENTLY AVAILABLE AND PROVEN TECHNIQUES IN SYNTHESIZING FUTURE TRAVEL NEEDS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 30-39
  • Monograph Title: Highway transportation research, education and technology abroad
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM