EVALUATION OF CHANGES IN URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS: AN OPEN CITY APPROACH

The paper deals with a general equilibrium type approach in evaluation of improvements in urban transport system. It discusses an "open" city case, and tries to visualize a sequence of events that occur when there is an improvement in urban transport system of a particular city in the form of a decrease in unit transport cost. As easily foreseen, this improvement enlarges the city area and makes it possible to accommodate larger population within the extended city limit without any change in old inhabitants' utility level. This sort of positive analysis is given in the second section. A normative analysis to find some appropriate measure which is easily observable is attempted in the third section. In section four some variants of the basic model which have been recently invented by Sasaki (1983) is considered in order to accommodate the evaluation of other improvements than transport cost change. The final section is devoted to some considerations of empirical implications of the analysis and of possible directions of extended analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oxford

    Transport Studies Unit, 11 Bevington Road
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 6NB
  • Authors:
    • SASAKI, K
    • SAKASHITA, N
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSU/REF-244
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM