An OECD Working Group has considered some of the problems involved in the methodology of transport planning as applied to personal travel requirements. The Group's report is concerned chiefly with the framework in which recent planning exercises have been carried out, and it examines a number of ways in which these can be improved in the future. The report starts by reviewing the issues currently facing transport planners, and looks at the way in which the transport planning process has evolved to deal with issues. It then considers in detail three areas in which present approaches can be improved. Firstly, the objectives of transport planning require clearer definition in order to make explicit the relationship between technical decisions and policy issues. Secondly, new methods should be used to incorporate the study of needs, (as expressed in terms of travel requirements) into a planning process that concentrates on demand modelling. Thirdly, evaluation methodologies can be imporved by recognising that no single criterion is sufficient for making a comprehensive assessment of the impact of proposed measures. It is intended that the report should be a background document for practitioners. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1981 12:00AM