This project has attempted to formulate the regional highway planning process in terms of certain principles of systems engineering. The manner in which existing economic knowledge might be used along with the existing methods for predicting the demand for highway services is described. The work embodied in this report must be considered as a first attempt at developing a broader approach to the problems of regional highway planning. Additional development work on the planning process described in this report is required. In particular the impact of highways on regional development patterns should be explored in detail. The highway system exists to serve the spatial pattern of economic and social activities, and change in these spatial distributions in turn alter the demands for highway transportation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Report on Project W-8 carried out at the Dept. of Civil Engr, Univ. of Waterloo under the Ontario Joint Highway Research Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    Research and Development Division, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, ONo M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • O'Flynn, J A
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR132
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM