TOWARDS A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROPOSALS

Since transportation planning is basically concerned with accessibility to resources, it is a political decision making process with both direct and indirect distributional effects. Transportation planners must, therefore, extend their evaluation criteria from transport-specific, efficiency standards to explicitly include issues of equity and accountability. This study suggests ways of addressing this situation by highlighting the need: for an interdisciplinary approach to planning; for community interaction; to consider the range of alternative courses of action available; to determine the implications of each as fully as possible, including the no-build alternative; to develop compensation programmes for adversely affected interests; and to yield the highest social return on the investment. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Department of Main Roads,Australia

    309 Castlereagh Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Potter, A G
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM