A RATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF TRAVEL DEMAND THROUGH INTEGRATION OF PHYSICAL AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING OBJECTIVES: CASE STUDY OF MADRAS METROPOLITAN AREA

The conventional four stage modelling process to determine the travel demand primarily developed in the West, relates the existing travel pattern to the prevailing socio-economic and land use characteristics to forecast the travel demand. The procedure suffers from certain basic limitations in not reflecting the rapid socio-economic changes taking place in the Indian situations and also not incorporating the planning objectives stipulated for the perspective land use plan. It is felt that substantial modifications and moderations are needed at various stages for assessing travel demand under Indian situations. The Madras metropolitan plan envisages a ring and radial pattern of transportation system. Six urban nodes are proposed to be developed with varying socio-economic and land use characteristics providing a high degree of self-containment to reduce the travel demand for work, shopping, recreation and other facilities. In estimating travel demand for Madras metropolitan area the conventional process is moderated to suit the specific situation of relating physical planning objectives to transportation planning process. /TRRL/

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Rao, MSV
    • SHARMA, A K
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 75-104
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  • Accession Number: 00195527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM