The paper examines the question of whether or not the techniques commonly used in urban-transportation planning in developed countries can be transferred to, and be used effectively in, developing countries. Initially, the paper considers some of the special problems and characteristics of major urban areas in developing countries, as contrasted with those in developed countries. The conclusion is drawn that standard procedures are, generally, unlikely to be capable of being applied successfully, because they do not meet at least some of the necessary criteria for transferability. The paper concludes by examining some emerging methods of travel forecasting and transportation planning and indicates that some of the newer methods under development hold out much greater promise for transferability. However, the development of new procedures, tailored to the specific problems and issues of developing countries, is advocated. (Author/TRRL)

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    Whitehall Press Limited

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford 0X3 0BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stopher, P R
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 8
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM