Transport planning has received considerable attention in South Africa over the last decade. The use of formalized transport planning procedures has increased rapidly, while in the developed countries for which these procedures were initially developed, disappointment is mounting. Because of the marked differences which emerged from a comparison of the characteristics of less developed countries with those of developed countries, there are numerous misgivings concerning the application of formalized approaches in South Africa. It is suggested that many of the difficulties are due to the nature of training in transport planning, the current perceptions of those professions most intimately involved in transport, and the scant attention paid to understanding and describing fully the problems and issues which face South Africa. It is proposed that transport objectives should be linked with urban development objectives. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was first published in the Proceedings of the Annual Transportation Convention, Vol 2, Session G(I), Pretoria, August 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Mann, P R
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR 330 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM