Serving demands in the urban-microscale context will be made difficult in the 1980s by constraints on funding for new facilities and services. More private involvement in transportation in the microscale environment is seen likely. Concern has been expressed about the gap between the state of the art and the state of the practice. Often planning has concentrated on design of specific solutions without adequate consideration to defining the problem to be addressed. Barriers in such a process include; (1) lack of knowledge by planner and decision maker about available alternatives; (2) institutional arrangements prohibit planner from broad considerations of alternative solutions; (3) objectives for planning are often poorly or inexplicitly specified by the decision maker; (4) decision makers often select among alternatives; (5) analytical techniques are often inadequate to assess all alternatives. Work is necessary in the travel demand impacts of the following microscale strategies: Parking management, transit fare policies, ridesharing incentives, automobile use restrictions; pedestrian demand accommodation; and alternative transit-service types. It was felt that methods were in existence to properly assess the following with the primary need being to disseminate methods and results: Fixed-route transit service; demand-management measures, bicycle enhancement, and goods-movement data collection.

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