MANAGING THE EVOLUTION OF EXISTING TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Transport planning, particularly in urban areas, can be no longer seen as a purely technical process which sets about seeing definitive solutions to major movement problems. Basically, all the arguments reduce to the fact that transport planning and decision-making in built-up areas is controversial. Transport planning has to be carried out within the context of the current social, political and institutional climates; it cannot be seen and treated as an "external" technical/analytical process. What is probably the key issue facing the planner is how to come to grips with this situation, how to ensure the successful development of his transport proposals. The way to do this is to view transport planning as an evolutionary process which emphasises continual improvement upon the existing situation, rather than necessarily aiming at revolutionary solutions to dramatic problems. /TRRL/

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    • From Transport in Australia; Some Key Issues. Papers Delivered at the Science and Industry Forum.
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    Academy of Science, Australia

    P.O. Box 783
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • O'FLAHERTY, C A
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00300323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
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  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM