At the recent World Road Congress the following motion was presented to the participants for a discussion to be followed by a vote: Car orientated urban areas are inevitable and we should plan for them. The present article summarizes the view put forward at the discussion that not withstanding the raise in car ownership, a significant number of cities in Europe have shown that a balance between man and motor can be achieved and become economically, socially and environmentally successful. Auto use and transit use are not mutually exclusive. People who own cars are not determined to drive all the time - which is what re-engineering the city around the car would force them to do. Cities and urban transport systems should be planned for people first; cars should have their place, not a dominant one.


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  • Accession Number: 00720392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 1996 12:00AM