THE EFFECT OF ALTERNATIVE URBAN FORMS ON TWO-MODE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS

It is the objective of the research described in this report to determine the most effective combination of road and transit systems to serve a range of cities with differing density and spatial patterns, and thereby to assess the effects of varying urban form on transportation investment and service requirements. A two-mode network generation model is developed and applied to six hypothetical urban forms of two million population size. The comparative analysis of the transportation requirements for each city type indicates a wide range of mode usage, user travel requirements, and modal system investment requirements. While the evaluation of urban forms from a transportation perspective is dependent on the measure of effectiveness chosen, it is concluded that the transportation system requirements by mode are an important determinant in the choice of urban development patterns. /Author/

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    Toronto-York University Joint Program in Transportation

    4700 Keele Street, Room 430 Osgoode Hall
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  • Authors:
    • RICE, R G
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Pagination: 1 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00157179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt. No. 38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM