CALCUTTA TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PROJECT. (1) GOALS AND REALITIES

The author introduces a series of five articles by reviewing the context of the Calcutta Traffic Engineering Project (CTEP), its scope and some of the fundamental problems associated with studies of its type in developing countries. The emphasis of CTEP was to use relatively simple techniques to develop traffic management schemes within the framework of an overall circulation plan for the metropolitan core area. There was a real commitment to training local personnel and to developing design guidance appropriate to local conditions. To some extent the approach adopted represented a reaction against the earlier generation of large-scale land-use/transportation studies criticised for their data requirements, in-built assumptions, sophisticated methodologies and failure to provide a transport planning tool which could be used by local engineers and planners.(a) (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • McGlynn, R F
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

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  • Accession Number: 00331818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-031 191
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM