DEFINING AN URBAN GROWTH STRATEGY WHICH WILL ACHIEVE MAXIMUM TRAVEL DEMAND REDUCTION AND ACCESS OPPORTUNITY ENHANCEMENT

This report investigated the potential for directing the growth of an urban region so that the evolving urban form contributes to high levels of access opportunity with minimum travel requirements. Measures of total travel, accessibility, and spatial equity were defined for use in the evaluation of alternative urban spatial patterns. A computer-aided investigation determined optimum locations within the urban region for expected growth. Repeated application of a technique for assigning small increments of growth resulted in the definition of a high performance growth path for a 10 to 20 year period. As a case study, the population and employment growth forecast for the 1970-1990 period for the Puget Sound region in Washington state was investigated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Urban Transportation Program
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Clark, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-73-7 Res. Rpt., UMTA-WA-11-0003-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM