This book contains a series of papers, the headings of which are as follows:- Geography, Transportation and Regional Development, Gauthier, HL; Transport Expansion in Underveloped Countries, Taaffe, EJ., Morrill, RL., and Gould, PR., briefly presents a theoretical model for network development which is then expanded with detailed reference to Ghana and Nigeria; Transport and Economic Growth in Developing Countries, Hoyle, BS., applies the model used in the previous paper to East African railway development and describes a similar model for port development, with applications; Transport Expansion in Liberia, Stanley, WR., also uses the Taaffe (et al) model and notes three stages of transport expansion - scattered ports, modern period of port construction and consolidation and inter-connection of roads, this being applied to Liberia; Highway Improvements and Agricultural Production, Miller, T., Examines what sort of improvements are justifiable and makes a case-study of an area in Argentina, concluding in this case that alternative aid schemes may be better; The Importance of Passenger Transport in Nigeria, Hay, A., describes four types of passenger transport each with its own characteristic patterns in terms of cost, use, distance travelled and vehicle occupancy. It includes a survey of taxi traffic, identifying the residence and motivation of travellers. Recent Railway Construction in Tropical Africa O'Conner, AM, gives an account of the lines built in this region, the rational for building, their impact and some suggested evaluation criteria. Container Potential of West African Ports, Hilling, D., gives a breakdown of imports and exports by commodity type, and assesses the potential of containers. Problems of seasonal trade variation, small political units and inadequate transport suggest low potential at present. Transportation and the Growth of the Sao Paulo Economy, Grauthier, HL., investigates the interrelationships changes in accessibility to the highway network and the growth of urban centres from 1940 to 1960, using canonical analysis. Transportation and Urban development in West Africa, Reichmann, S., discusses route development and urban centre location and expansion and then relates transport to urban form and urban activities, concluding with a study of urban systems. Towards a Theory of Transport and Development, Wilson, G., discusses the economic opportunity and responses to it, followed by conclusions on policy and investment.

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    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HOYLE, B S
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 230 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00262694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1981 12:00AM