Parameters of Relation Between Public Urban Traffic and Urban Environment with Special Reference to Zagreb

This paper seeks to identify the relevant parameters of the relationship between public urban transport and the urban environment. The historical development of cities and urban transport inevitably implies a conflict between mass transit and the urban environment, regardless of the steps taken to influence the ratio of mass transit to private transportation in cities. The positive effect of transportation in terms of its overcoming physical distances also is associated with negative impacts on citizens and the environment; within this scope the negative effects of passenger cars on the urban environment are higher than those of mass transit. A realistic approach to the urban-transit-to-environment relation would involve the identification of its relative parameters, their objective quantification, and the selection of steps to reduce or prevent the occurrence of negative effects. The general transformation of the city-environment-transportation relation in Zagreb, Croatia, follows the same pattern. Identification of negative impacts of public urban transport on the rest of the urban environment on one hand, and the citizens (primarily passengers) on the other hand, implicitly indicates the measures that could be used to reduce them. The range of possible steps which could improve this state of affairs in Zagreb covers a span from long-term to short-term measures.

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  • Authors:
    • Stefancic, Gordana
    • Radacic, Zeljko
    • Furlan, Ivan
  • Publication Date: 2005


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 129-135
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  • Accession Number: 01006506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2005 11:43PM