This study traces the evolution of urban transportation planning from the early highway planning activities to the most recent guidelines issued by the Federal government for a joint highway-transit planning process. From this overview, the author concludes that early urban transportation planning processes were structured too rigidly with little flexibility to adapt to changing conditions. The author suggests that the planning processes be more open and receptive to new ideas and should evolve in a manner which would facilitate treating these issues. With the wider range of issues, impacts and alternatives and the greater diversity of participants, considerable effort in the future must be made to develop approaches for addressing these issues and for keeping urban transportation planning a manageable and relevant activity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Analysis and Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • WEINER, E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM