This paper reviews the possible methods and advantages to be gained from a systems approach. The background leading to the development of the methods used is given. Each method is explained, and the requirements in terms of personnel, software and hardware are listed. Methods of collecting data are discussed. The basic theoretical principles are given for the gravity model, the fratar method and the intervening opportunities model. The systems approach is computer oriented and all systems can be examined using a wide range of network plans based on total cost, safety and other criteria. The method can indicate the areas of weakness and new improved techniques can easily be incorporated. The approach takes into consideration the basic interaction between transportation and land use. Computer programs can be modified to incorporate results of studies on land use and socio-economic factors. /TRRL/

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    Indian Roads Congress

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    New Delhi,   India  110 011
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  • Publication Date: 1976-4


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 10-18
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00149083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM