The history, socioeconomic characteristics, transportation aspects, political features, and the institutions for transportation planning and decision-making are reviewed. Transportation has for many years been planned in a coordinated fashion and has been closely related to physical planning. Details are given of Amsterdam's automobiles, roads, and public transport system (trams and metro). Eight new towns have been planned in coordination with transportation. An excellent example of such planning is that of Bijlmermeer around an elevated metro-line and carefully separated highways. Controversies and questions related to transportation are listed. These relate traffic management in the city, the long range plan for metro, the question of traffic arteries through the 19th century city center, and the extent of national government aurhority in transportation decision-making.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tufts University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Medford, MA  United States  03824
  • Authors:
    • Colcord Jr, F C
    • Lewis, R S
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OST-TPI-76-02,XI Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30036
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM