SOCIAL ASPECTS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC REVIEW

This annotated bibliographic review which presents data categorized in seven sections, concentrates on works which represent a seminal contribution to the field, offer worthwhile empirical fundings, demonstrate a unique well-implemented methodology, contain new and useful insights, or employ a multidisciplinary approach. Section one of the report identifies issues which have led to attempts to relate social research and social insight to the solution of transportation problems. Studies specifying alternatives and evaluating them are presented as well as writings initiated by protests at major transportation projects. Writings which summarize and integrate the ideas presented above are also included. The review of literature on impact studies covers aspects such as community and neighborhood disruption, dislocation and relocation, environment and aesthetics. Transportation disadvantaged (low income groups, elderly, handicapped, children) which has attracted little research attention, is covered. The characteristics and purpose (work trip, non- work trip) of urban travel are reviewed and the choice and use of alternative transportation modes (automobile vs transit, walking; bicycling) are examined. The history and characteristics of the transit industry are described, pricing, policy-making, marketing and public relations are covered, and information is presented on service, design modifictions, labor relations, crime and vandalism. Transportation planning is the central topic of the last section which covers models, plan and program evaluation, community liaison and citizen participation, application of social science concepts and techniques, new technologies, the automobile, adapting transit to need, relating transportation to urban development, and adjusting to urban lifestyles.

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    Toronto-York University Joint Program in Transportation

    4700 Keele Street, Room 430 Osgoode Hall
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  • Authors:
    • FRISKEN, F
    • Emby, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 271 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Report 30
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM