PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN BAGHDAD. URBAN TRANSPORT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: LESSONS IN INNOVATION

Baghdad encompasses a buil-up area of some 700 square kilometers, with a population of about 4.1 million. Private car ownership has been increasing at a rate of 133 percent per annum, reaching 185,000 cars by the end of 1985. The relatively low residential densities over such a large city area, in addition to the increasing car availability and only nominal parking fees imposed, has made it very difficult for conventional public transport to be competitive with the private car. This paper descibes the introduction of intermediate public transport which has gradually gained popularity.

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    • This book is a compilation of major papers selected from PTRC' Summer Annual Meetings, 1985-1990.
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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    110 Strand
    London WC2,   England 
  • Authors:
    • ALLOS, A E
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00623224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-86050-227-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM