THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM

This critical examination of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 attempts to identify the urban transportation problem and focuses on 3 aspects of the Act: the plight of the transportation disadvantaged; congestion; and the "journey to work". The social costs of automobile commuting are analyzed with particular reference to the social evils of pollution, energy waste, accidents and the misalocation of urban land. The optimal solution to the problem would discourage automobile commuting and would act to improve the attractiveness of the urban area. Such a solution implies the problem is one of land planning. The adoption of a system of zoning streets for particular categories of use with a view toward discouraging automobile commuting and improving the attractiveness of the urban area is seen as the present task. Implementation of the land planning solution will require a lawyer's skills and mastery of a complex body of real property law.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

    3400 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Verbit, G P
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00129952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM