RESEARCH NEEDS FOR ANALYZING THE IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS ON URBAN FORM AND THE ENVIRONMENT

This conference resource paper introduces a paradigm that demonstrates the difficulty of promoting land use patterns that reduce travel in metropolitan areas. The paper also describes the increasing costs of urban congestion because of individuals who make travel decisions without confronting the full costs of their individual choice behavior. These costs cannot be avoided in today's complex economic system, and manifest themselves as reductions in the quality of life and in the value of massive private investments in real estate. The paper provides a taxonomy of transportation options organized around the production of more information to travelers on the actual costs of their travel in real time, information satisfying final demands, as well as capacity increases to help ensure the efficiency of future urban transportation systems. A list of research needs is developed to help the U.S. Department of Transportation develop a research agenda for analyzing transportation options in terms of their full range of impacts on urban form and their environmental and other external or social costs that individuals do not internalize and account for in their travel decisions.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 101-116
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION, URBAN FORM, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-309-05113-4
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM