Comments are made on 4 papers relating to transportation and land use alternatives, public participation in transportation planning, neighborhood traffic management, and the effectiveness of pricing in restraining city traffic. It is noted that urban needs and the ways in which they may be satisfied require greater study. The question is asked if the methods used to generate public participation are getting at the fundamental issue: is the public participating in planning the transportation it wants? It is noted that most transportation efforts are at the systems level while people's concerns are at the local level. Another point which is raised concerns the degree to which we accept current travel patterns and trip habits as a basis for predicting future travel patterns. The observation is made that transportation is essentially a political process. This must be recognized and the choices implied in land use and process. This must be recognized and the choices for local politicians and decision makers. Comments are also made regarding the sociological implications of urban planning.

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    • Frisken, Frances
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 54-55
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land use planning abroad
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  • Accession Number: 00139638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM