INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (FRENCH ESSAY)

This essay presents a scenario of the possible functioning of a large conurbation in 2030, by explaining the different stages of change and the political, sociological, economic, and technological evolutions that have made it possible. Its three parts cover: (1) intelligent, clean, and comfortable transport; (2) changes in transport consumption; and (3) a new distribution of roles for transport protagonists. In the scenario, a real-time transport information system has developed, which uses global communication infrastructures, is broadcast through infrastructures and vehicles, and enables everyone to travel better. In areas with heavy traffic, it will allow automatic driving in total safety, and, in general, it will provide dialogue enabling collective optimisation of traffic. Transport will be facilitated by use of an open information exchange network and by universal consultation terminals. Vehicles will be clean and adaptable. The road system will be organised between individual vehicles, public transport, and freight transport, and public space will be allocated to other transport modes. There will be roles for self-service as well as private vehicles. There will be several changes in relationships between transport 'players'. There will be more security and time saving, less pollution, and better management of road and land space. For the covering abstract see ITRD E105282.

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  • Authors:
    • LE FLOC'H, J P
    • GAUTIER, L
    • JACQUESON, B
    • ROYAUX, B
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • Accession Number: 00794973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 2-84060-107-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM