DEVELOPING TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE ALTERNATIVES IN TORONTO

The Metropolitan Toronto Transportation Plan Review is discussed with special reference to public participation, developing transportation and land use alternatives, and the testing and evaluation of alternative systems. An attempt is then made to highlight some conclusions which may have general relevance to transportation planning in any urban area. The Toronto Review did not recommend a single transportation plan but described a number of alternatives for different development alternatives. An attempt was made to point out the degree of commonality associated with specific transportation decisions sufficient information was provided for each of the transportation components to evaluate their effectiveness and desirability in terms of the measures related to demand satisfaction, economics and other criteria. Based on the commonality aspects of specific transportation projects and the ways in which they contribute as part of an overall system to long-range development objectives, individual transportation decisions were categorized into those that were neutral and those that had a high degree of impact on development. An attempt was also made to indicate how certain short-term improvements could be made to the existing transportation system in ways that would ensure that subsequent investment in major projects would produce the highest payoff possible in terms of effectiveness.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-34
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land use planning abroad
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM