FACILITY SIZE VERSUS DISTANCE TRAVELLED: URBAN SERVICES AND THE FALL CATASTROPHE

The relationship is investigated between facility size and distance travelled to reach facilities. A model is presented of the optimum facility size in relation to size benefits and travel costs. The dynamics of change turn out to be described by the fold catastrophe. The behaviour characterised by the model is analysed in relation to various delay conventions. The implications for the conventional shopping model are explored and an alternative model is presented. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pion Limited

    207 Brondesburg Park
    London NW2 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Poston, T
    • WILSON, A G
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 681-686
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM