The premise is made that all mechanical forms of transport constitute a nuisance and bring about damage and that an inequitable degree of transport will lead to collective immobility. In four theses the aims for land use planning in relation to transportation are formulated. A reduction in the need for mechanical transport is demanded and of forced travel or else a promotion of voluntary mobility. Similarly there should be a demand for collective transport or, where this is unsuitable, for community transport (e.g. Taxis). Individual transport should become excluded in all but extremely thinly populated areas. The then employed form of energy and its environmental benefit deserves great consideration in these problems. A further aim in land use planning should be the preservation of unpopulated and thinly populated areas by the appropriate configuration of the populated areas. One must understand by this a "small centre" interaction based upon sociologically and functionally different areas of life. By reducing the size of settlement or by raising the density of population it will be possible to forego the use of mechanical transport within each unit. Finally a plea is made for human rights in planning rather than for traffic rights. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Salzburger Institut fuer Raumforschung

    Leitmeritz-Strasse 4, Postfach 2
    Salzburg,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Gruen, V
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00178455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM