INTEGRATING LOCALIZED AND SYSTEMWIDE OBJECTIVES IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Transportation has environmental economic, political and sociological impacts. Yet the planners do not differentiate in the planning process between systemwide and localised factors; everything is seen as part of a network. This unitary approach aims at a single end affecting all it touches equally, and is applied at all levels of the decision making process. Conflicts arise when the approach becomes operationalized at the local level and interest groups solidify in opposition. This highlights the fact that there must be an integration of a systemwide, unitary approach and a more individualistic, localized approach in the planning process. The first task shoud be an appropriate preparation; identifying and consulting a wide range of interest groups and creating viable alternatives and studying the trade offs in impacts and costs for each. Task two should include a dialect debate; thus finding the major points of disagreement for each alternative and analyzing each. At this point the planner has some practical tools to work with; encompassing these ideas he can create new alternatives for evaluation. The participation of all those who will be affected by the transportation facility added to that of the pragmatic and systematic planner is a far more realistic and effective form of planning.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Wachs, M
    • Hudson, B M
    • Schofer, J L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 159-84
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM