THE INTERACTION OF LAND USE PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM THE US EXPERIENCE

This paper discusses various aspects of the USA's experience of traffic congestion planning, transport management, and land use planning. America's conurbations have grown too rapidly to allow federal, state and local government to apply traditional techniques of taxation, eminent domain and regulation to provide adequate public transport facilities. In many rapidly growing areas, people perceive traffic congestion as the greatest problem. There are several well- known connections between congestion and economic growth. The US Federal Government has addressed transport issues through the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act and the 1992 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. In the USA, it is no longer viable to solve traffic congestion problems by constructing new roads. Many alternative measures are being used to alter travel behaviour and traffic patterns, to change the ways in which roads are used. Capacity can be added to roads through construction, engineering and traffic flow measures, but various financial and regulatory controls are also needed. The paper describes emerging approaches to comprehensive planning for traffic congestion in the US states of California, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866140.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

    COUNTY HALL, PENRHYN ROAD
    KINGSTON UPON THAMES,   United Kingdom  KT1 2DY
  • Authors:
    • FREILICH, R
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM