A METHOD FOR STANDARD DESCRIPTION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

METOD FOER STANDARDBESKRIVNING AV KOLLEKTIVA TRANSPORTSYSTEM

The standard of a transport system, its ability to satisfy a certain travel requirement, is defined by a multitude of factors. The principal components chosen in the report are accessibility, safety and convenience. Preferences between different factors vary depending on age, etc. Transport standard is a complex concept and the quality of a system is dependent on a large number of factors. Factors can be set out systematically or analysed graphically. Different evaluation methods are used in comparing transport systems. In choosing analytical methods, a balance must be struck between accuracy and ease of handling. Attempts have been made to set transport standards into a broader framework by making the transport apparatus an integral part of society. Travel is an expression of people's need to participate in different activities; recent surveys showed that a well-functioning transport apparatus must satisfy greatly varying travel needs. A model is presented for public travel standard; in a study at Lund, the model was applied and found in good agreement with intuitive assessemnts of the public transport system. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban & Reg Planng

    Skeppsholmen
    S-111 49 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Friberg, G
    • Holmberg, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR2 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM