HOW TO COPE WITH A "NO-BUILD" POLICY IN URBAN AREAS

For any of a number of reasons, which may range from purely emotional "anti-freeway" based arguments to those based on deliberate policies adopted by responsible local officials, there are urban areas which have decided not to add to the number of freeways or major highways that serve those areas. Transportation engineers who manage a highway plant that is tremendous both in terms of coverage and cost will be able to cope with a "No-Build" policy in urban areas if they accept the challenge of using the tools of the trade and their expertise to implement projects which will encourage motorists into a more rational and efficient use of the urban highway plant. The rationale behind this action is simply that high occupancy vehicles such as carpools, vanpools, and buses move people more efficiently than do the low-occupancy "driver-only" transportation mode.

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  • Pagination: p. 71-75

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  • Accession Number: 00188009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM