IMPROVING URBAN MOBILITY THROUGH BETTER TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

Pressure is building in America to "do something" to improve urban mobility. Many treatments designed to relieve these combined pressures rely on the development and demonstration of new systems technology which usually requires long lead times and high capital costs. However, there are low-cost options available to use now which can significantly improve urban mobility, can be implemented quickly, and also offer environmental and energy conservation benefits. Some of these techniques concentrate on improving the people-moving efficiency of the existing road systems through more effective management; some at improving transit operations. Others concentrate on improved utilization of the automobile through ride-sharing programs. Still other techniques attempt to reduce the demand for motor vehicle transportation services and facilities. The technique or combination of techniques used depends on the needs and resources available in the specific area, but each can be a positive response to the complex issues involved in urban transportation today. This publication illustrates what is being done and what can further be done to improve urban mobility.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available NTIS, PB-260539/2ST.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Urban Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Reichart, K B
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PL-77-004
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM