The evaluation of potential stresses (e.g. stresses on natural drainage systems, psychological tolerance, social services, land use coordination) is identified as the central problem of transportation planning, and a prerequitsite to making choices among transportation alternatives. Supply-based planning tools to deal with these questions are discussed. The classical carrying capacity concept and barriers to its application are reviewed and general categories of capacities that have been operationalized are described. These are: environmental carrying capacities, perceptual carrying capacity, and institutional carrying capacity. The application of these concepts are classified into 3 classes (maximum population estimates, whole system models, and subsystem carrying capacity analysis) and the state-of-the-art of each is examined. In terms of direct application to real decisions, only the subsystem carrying capactiy notions are available for immediate use. Growth policy, transportation planning and carrying capactiy will be increasingly linked in urban development and design.

  • 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:
    • Warner, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00127885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM