Traffic Congestion: The Problem and How to Deal with It

Traffic congestion has such severe effects in both the short and long terms that multidisciplinary efforts to design policies and measures are called for to keep it under control. There are no easy solutions, but all the evidence points to the need for a package made up of both supply- and demand-side measures in order to rationalize the use of public roadways. Keeping traffic congestion under control is one component of a long-term strategic vision of how to allow cities to develop in a way that reconciles the pressing need for mobility, growth and competitiveness with the sustainability of urban areas and the quality of the inhabitants’ lives. This complex challenge demands a high level of professional skill and leadership on the part of urban planning and transport authorities, combined with ongoing efforts by all the stakeholders involved. This book discusses the tools that can be used in tackling this crucial issue, some of which are more effective and/or more readily accepted than others. If these tools can be put to use with the active support of the local population, they may well enable the region to find solutions for this increasingly serious problem.

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    United Nations

    Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
    New York, NY  United States  10017

    Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

    Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5, Postfach 51-80
    65726 Eschborn,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 187p

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  • Accession Number: 01076739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9211214327
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:57PM