CAN INTANGIBLE FACTORS BE ADEQUATELY ADDRESSED IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING? - A TRANSPORT OPTIONS ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE

In 1993, regional councils were required to prepare a Regional Land Transport Strategy which identifies the future land transport needs of each region and state how these needs will be met in safe and sustainable ways. The Transit New Zealand Amendment Act 1992 requires Transit New Zealand to have regard to the provisions of Regional Land Transport Strategies when formulating the annual National Land Transport Programme. The Waikato Regional Land Transport Strategy identified the need for a procedure which hasthe potential to fully assess environmental, social and cultural factors associated with all major land transport projects, not just roading. Thispaper presents a methodology for the analysis of intangibles and is called a Transport Options Assessment. The model is made up of five steps, including a weighted scoring option. The Waiomu Slip realignment case study illustrates how public submissions on adverse environmental and community effects can influence projects which have been primarily assessed on economic factors. Review and project trialing of the methodology is suggested for possible inclusion as a requirement for all major land transport projects. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861490.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 165-82

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7325-0660-3
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM