This report, prepared for the UITP 1975 International Congress, examines metropolitan transportation after first pointing out that the central city cannot be considered as a separate element. Public transport has to be a vital element in the implementation of planning. Conceding that there is a role for the automobile, it is concluded that further demands for urban mobility that accompany economic growth will have to be met primarily by public transport. Among the recommendations: Public surface transport must be given absolute priority; public underground transport must be provided or extended; land development must be planned to locate secondary centers of expansion close to the more developed and congested central zones. Finally separate fare systems and administrations must be abandoned.

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  • Accession Number: 00096583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2001 12:00AM