WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT IMPROVING OLD OR MAKING NEW?
The paper examines the influence of the community, working through the political system, on environmental, social and financial factors in the road planning process. It is generally assumed that society as a whole has shown a preference for the low cost upgrading of the existing system in the developed urban areas, but there are exceptions to this. Local community viewpoints often differ according to whether or not their environment is affected by existing traffic conditions or alternatives under scrutiny. These situations can pose a conflict for the planner - the responsibility to the different communities on the one hand, and the responsibility to the authority on the other. The paper examines how community attitudes can be determined and how they influence decisions. The authors present some of the practical lessons they have learnt from working in open participatory studies. (TRRL)
- Presented at the Transportation Conference, 1979, Adelaide, November 14-16, 1979.
Institution of Engineers11 National Circuit
Barton, A.C.T., Australia
- EVANS, R G
- Bush, K
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: p. 82-87
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Conferences; Costs; Decision making; Economic factors; Environment; Environmental impacts; Highway maintenance; Needs assessment; Planning; Politics; Public opinion; Public participation; Road construction; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: User needs
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations
- ITRD Terms: 8525: Conference; 2455: Environment; 143: Planning; 142: Public participation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00309192
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Report/Paper Numbers: Pub No. 79/11
- Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM