A new town one which is created deliberately too far from an existing city to be considered a regular suburb. It is designed to expand the region economically without contributing to further congestion in the parent town. Because the town is just being developed, there are no existing transportation patterns upon which projections can be based, and consequently estimates must be used. Besides internal transportation, the link between the new and the parent town is considered. This report considers the determination of transport demand, and approaches for research and planning. It gives some of the systems used and an evaluation of them. Elements common to most new towns are found to include use of buses, short walking distances to transit, use of rail to connect with the parent town, continued dependence on automobiles, and acceptance of static urban transport pattern determined for existing cities. It is recommended that future planning be based on a dynamic approach, building on a well-dimensioned infrastructure considering location of external and internal traffic generating points.

  • Corporate Authors:

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    2 rue Andre Pascal
    F-75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1981 12:00AM