KEY FACTORS IN DETERMINING LEVELS OF URBAN CAR TRAVEL DEMAND

This paper attempts to address the question of whether it is possible to influence travel demand to minimise the dominance of cars in our cities. It begins in this issue with an international overview of urban travel patterns and the changes to them exhibited in recent years based on a survey of 31 global cities (Newman and Kenworthy, 1989). The question is raised as to whether these patterns are sustainable in either the global or local context, and the characteristics that produce particular levels of car use and modal split are considered against the allocation of the cities surveyed into five classes, indicating their degree of automobile dependence. In a second paper appearing in TPS vol 3.1, the strategies and policy instruments that can provide hope in influencing travel demand will be outlined, with a particular emphasis on land use planning aspects. (A)

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    Landor Publishing Limited

    Quadrant House 250 Kennington Lane
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  • Authors:
    • NEWMAN, PWG
    • Kenworthy, J R
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 7-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1995 12:00AM