MAN SHALL HAVE PRIORITY. A GUIDE TO TRANSPORTATION POLICY
DER MENSCH HAT VORFAHRT. KURSBUCH FUER DIE VERKEHRSPOLITIK
The transportation policy of the Federal Republic of Germany is to be determined by social needs, rather than by technical and economic considerations. This paper explains the detailed effects of this attitude on specific modes and issues. Projections based on current population, land use, production and transportation patterns indicate an increase in private automobile transportation, and hence an increase in public transit deficits, traffic accidents, pollution, and highway building in crowded areas. Road transport is expensive, and because most of the costs are borne by the general public in taxes, the expense is hidden. In addition, the time lost to traffic congestion lowers production. Therefore, public transportation is a major priority, for both passengers and goods. Specific measures are noted in traffic safety, infrastructure policy, legislative policy, and international policy.
Ministry of Transport, West GermanyBundesminister fuer Verkehr (BMV)
- Lauritzen, L
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic factors; Finance; Land use; Pollution; Private transportation; Public transit; Social values; Traffic congestion; Traffic crashes; Transportation; Transportation policy
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Finance; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00072078
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1981 12:00AM