REPORT OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ROUND TABLE ON TRANSPORT ECONOMICS, HELD IN PARIS ON 10TH AND 11TH OCTOBER, 1974, ON: GENERAL TRANSPORT PLANS: METHODS, GAPS AND PROSPECTS

Transport planning, whether horizontally integrated with the overall plan for the structure of society or vertically integrated with different levels of transport planning, is stated to have two basic problems. These are determining the optimum infrastructure and transport system for a given economic development and physical distribution of population and industries, and estimating the effect of a given transport system on the population distribution and economic activities. An example from the rimcity is described, and the Dutch integrated transport study for the Netherlands transport plan is summarised. The conclusions drawn from the study were that the real problems of transport lay in the built-in inadequacy of physical planning. For the future, attention is drawn to the need for better methods for integrating various transport models and for explaining the impact of infrastructure and transport systems on land use. Discussions arising from the paper are also reported; they include a survey of planning experiments over the previous fifteen years. The shortcomings of such experiments are highlighted and indicate the need for a reappraisal of the concept of transport plans. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    19, rue de Franqueville
    75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Bourdrez, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1981 12:00AM