MOVING PEOPLE, GOODS, AND INFORMATION IN SINGAPORE: ROADS AND RAILS. IN: MOVING PEOPLE, GOODS, AND INFORMATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CUTTING-EDGE INFRASTRUCTURES OF NETWORKED CITIES

This chapter is one of three on moving people, goods, and information in Singapore, all of which appear in a book on moving people, goods, and information in the 21st century. In this chapter, the author focuses on roads and rails; subsequent chapters cover the sea and intelligent corridors. After a brief review of the history of transportation in Singapore, the author discusses details of the effectiveness of Singapore's transportation policy measures which were put into place over the past few decades when it became obvious that restraints on car ownership as well as car use would be necessary in Singapore. The reports of thirty years ago implied that both the policies of the government and the attitudes of individuals would have to be reoriented towards more use of public transportation. On-going transportation reviews have continued to point out the need for a multifaceted transportation strategy for avoiding the adverse effects of traffic congestion. Topics covered include a road development program, traffic management, integrated Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), restraints on car ownership growth, public transportation, area pricing, electronic road pricing, fuel price policy, parking controls and goods-moving vehicles, joint planning of land use and transportation, telecommuting, and pollution control. The author concludes that, for Singapore, the combined effect of these approaches was a remarkable reduction of congestion, improved energy efficiency, and reduced emissions. Electronic road pricing is regarded as the most flexible, effective, and efficient measure in managing the density of traffic.

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  • Authors:
    • Khan, A M
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00985136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0415281210
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2005 12:00AM