TRANSPORT GROWTH IN BANGKOK: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION. WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS.

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a physically and economically complex city with a complicated transport system. With daily traffic congestion averaging 16 hours, the air quality is such that breathing street level pollution for eight hours is roughly equivalent to smoking nine cigarettes per day. Estimates suggest idling traffic costs up to $1.6 billion annually. Severe health impacts have begun to affect many residents -- young children and the elderly being particularly vulnerable. This report proposes a new approach to transport planning for Bangkok that integrates consideration of ecological, social, and financial viability in the process of making decisions regarding managing existing infrastructure and investments in new infrastructure.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 241 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM