The article compares the features of transport planning in developed countries with that in developing countries. In the developed world transportation studies are often held up due to changes in policy while such planning work in the third world countries tends to concentrate on practical achievement. A feature of third world transport is the prevalence of paratransit which offers flexibility, accessibility and relative low cost. In contrast, paratransit is excluded in the West and in Britain particularly by rigid licensing designed to protect established operators but thereby eliminating initiative in type of vehicle operated and route flexibility. In Britain transport planning has turned from road system development to support for public transport and environmental management so causing uncertainty about the role of transport planning. The article discusses the contribution and responsibility of the transport planner although it is considered that sometimes complexity is confused with correctness. Approaches to transport planning in the madras region are described where it is suggested that lessons might be learnt by planners in the West. (TRRL)

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    Architecture and Planning Publications, Limited

    P.O. Box 135, 4 Catherine Street
    London WC2B 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Parker, B
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 125-135
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: ALEXANDRINE PRESS
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM