This exploration of the countiuing evolution of urban transportation, describes the prime determinants of the direction and rate of change in urban transport and examines the existing generic transport options and their future roles. Changes in urban transport will evolve steadily but relatively slowly for the forseeable future. The nature and rate of such change will be largely determined by rates of change in urban form, in socio-economic conditions and in resource constraints. However, it is possible that the physical environment, economic and social conditions may coalesce into a sufficiently compelling force to override this gradual change. The nine principal determinants of the future of urban transportation are: inertia, demography, distribution of economic activity, constraints on transport side-effects, consumer preference, promotion of the general welfare, technology, financial resources and institutional mechanisms. Transport is identified as a function subject to strict control by public administrations which can be used as an instrument in achieving new objectives for urban form and social interaction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the twenty-ninth annual Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Hitchcock Hall 470
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210
  • Authors:
    • Hamilton, C W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00127884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM