THE CITY IN THE NEXT CENTURY: SOME CHOICES FACING CITY COUNCILS

The author considers political, economic, environmental, social and technological trends and how they will be manifested in cities of the future. A picture is painted of high-tech structures and services alongside poverty and decay. Light rail, bus ways, bus priority and gating coupled with contractor-managed on-street parking enforcement, park-and-ride and telematics to improve travel information will improve city centre accessibility and pollution. Parking charges will be an important source of revenue and car-pooling will increase. The suburbs will be heavily car-dependent. New roads will be built, particularly in tunnels, funded by road pricing. Walking will see a revival. For the covering abstract see IRRD 874870.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2084-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM