Whenever planning is taking place, a multiplicity of interest comes together being more or less heavily conflicting. This, of course, also concerns the field of transportation planning. With respect to the existing interests being in conflict it is one of the most important activities for the transportation planning community to elaborate solutions not being a-priori subordinated to a biased interest. The most practicable possibility to achieve this objective results from the development of alternative planning policies. To be able to come to an informed selection among the available alternatives, appropriate information on their impacts have to be provided. The crucial prerequisite for getting all the information needed will be fulfilled by the prediction of travel demand. Insofar procedures for the estimation of travel demand have to be able to address to specific planning proposals, i.e. they, at least, have to relate to their essential characteristics. Otherwise no meaningful evaluation of the planning alternatives may be performed. Not only measures and strategies of physical nature belong to the comprehensive range of planning alternatives but also services and programs following from broader transport policy concerns.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 135-151

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  • Accession Number: 00789623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9067640603
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2000 12:00AM