SADAT CITY: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR MAJOR NEW TOWNS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Sadat City, Egypt is a new town planned on the edge of the Nile Delta halfway between Cairo and Alexandria with a population possibility of one million people. The preliminary planning phase has just been completed, and transportation considerations were among the major determinants of location, macroform, and the detailed physical plan. The overall city plan calls for relatively high density and compact shape--which will make all activities readily accessible, reduce total trip distances, and increase the potential for short walking and cycling trips. At a population of 500,000, the city's public transportation system is designed to operate buses within exclusive rights of way. The proposed transitways can be operated efficiently through a wide range of traffic loads, which gives the system excellent staging characteristics and the flexibility to respond to natural traffic growth and to unforseen patterns of development.

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  • Accession Number: 00193388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM