TRANSPORT PLANNING FOR THIRD WORLD CITIES. CHAPTER 2. TRANSPORT PROBLEMS OF THIRD WORLD CITIES

This chapter discusses two sets of Third World urban transport problems. The first are those problems which are traditionally included on the agenda of national and city governments such as traffic congestion and related environmental impacts, inefficient public transport operations, high accident rates, weak institutional support, and limited management and enforcement capability. The second type of problem includes those associated with the planning and management response to urban transport needs, involving issues of perception in problem resolution and varied approaches to urban transport decision making. The chapter also investigates the extent to which various analyses of the 'urban transport problem' are products of particular professional or disciplinary perceptions and interests. An engineer, for example, will be concerned with the operations efficiency and capacity aspects of transport systems, whereas social scientists will be more interested in the effects of transport upon the community, including distribution of benefits. Special emphasis is given to the need to co-ordinate the expertise of all relevant technical experts when resolving urban transport problems. For the covering abstract of the book see IRRD 829920.

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  • Authors:
    • Dimitriou, H T
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM