TRANSPORT CONTROLS, TRAVEL COSTS, AND URBAN SPATIAL STRUCTURE

This paper explores the implications of a number of different types of transportation strategies designed to reduce auto travel. Two kinds of policies are compared: those that increase the cost of travel by car, and those that improve the quality or reduce the price of public transportation. The first part of the paper deals with the instant or market period and the short run--that period of time in which households can change their method or travel but not their place of residence or work. A simple model of work-trip mode choice is developed for households. Using this model, individual responses to various transportation control strategies are explored. The second part deals with the long run, the time period in which households can adapt to changes in the relative cost and attractiveness of different modes of travel by moving their residence and/or their place of work. Similarly, firms can alter their locations. A basic urban land-use model developed by urban economists is adapted to explore the long-run changing patterns of land use. /GWU/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University Press

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    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138
  • Authors:
    • GOLDSTEIN, G S
    • Moses, L N
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: p. 355-380
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  • Accession Number: 00126318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1981 12:00AM