TECHNICS AND ETHICS IN TRANSPORT DECISIONS

Long-term trends rather than shifts in fashion or fad should be sought in developing principles for research and policy. The demonstrations of the 1960s led to some new concerns for personal liberties and for the needs of our multiple-minority society. The demonstrations prompted unusual roles for citizens in transportation and in other matters that had been considered technical and the province of specialists. Engineers' or economists' concerns for efficiency yielded to public concerns for equity. There is also a trend toward a high level of accessibility throughout metropolitan areas. Since virtually every place in the metropolitan area is connected to every other place, the influence of a new fixed-route transit system does not affect location decisions very much. However, high accessibility in metropolitan areas is not available to those who do not have automobiles; other systems are needed for these people. /Author/

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 20-22
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
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  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM