INTRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE PLANNING ABROAD

The papers presented here describe transportation and land use planning experience in Japan, Canada, Europe and the Middle East that can be useful in the U.S. The topics covered here include noise and other transportation impacts, land use techniques to deal with these impacts, transit financing, public participation, pedestrainization, pricing to restrain parking, truck regulation, highway needs, and transportation sensitivity considerations in developing countries. Among the experiences quoted here, it is noted that in Japan it was found that highway measures alone to control noise may be 2 to 5 times as costly as highway plus roadside measures. Attention is drawn to land speculation techniques in France, and comments are made on experiences in involving the public in transportation planning. It is suggested that encouragement of car pooling may be more effective if private parking space reserved for employees is taxed than the adjustment of commercial or municipal parking. Comparison of Canadian provinces with and without intraprovincial intercity trucking regulation indicates that annual costs may be about $15 million in regulating provinces.

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    • Thiel, Floyd I
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 1-2
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land use planning abroad
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  • Accession Number: 00139629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM