PLANNING PROBLEMS IN IMPROVING COLOMBIAN ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

PLANNING CONCEPTS RELEVANT TO THE IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL ROAD TRANSPORTATION IN COLUMBIA ARE DESCRIBED AND ANALYZED. SIX CONCEPTS, IDENTIFIED AS OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE TO ROAD AND HIGHWAY PLANNING, WERE (1) SPECIFICATION OF A LIMITED ROAD AND HIGHWAY SYSTEM WHICH WOULD MAKE AN INVESTMENT PLAN PRACTICAL, (2) PLANNING BASED ON NETWORK DESIGNS RATHER THAN SEGMENT PROJECTS, (3) DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION FITTED TO THE UNIQUE GEOGRAPHICAL AND SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COUNTRY, (4) A TAX AND REVENUE POLICY FORMULATED WITH REGARD TO HIGHWAY FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT, (5) AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES WHICH WOULD STIMULATE CONSTRUCTION OF FARM ROADS, AND (6) REORGANIZATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND DECISION STRUCTURES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL TO PROVIDE TRANSPORT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT CAPACITY IN COMMUNITIES. AN ILLUSTRATION IS PROVIDED ON HOW EXISTING RESOURCES COULD BE REALLOCATED BETWEEN NATIONAL AND LOCAL PROJECTS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GREATER BALANCE TO HIGHWAY EXPANSION. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND RURAL ROAD PLANNING, FINANCE AND CONSTRUCTION ARE GIVEN SPECIAL ATTENTION.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 47, No 1, PP 1-13, 1 FIG, 3 TAB, REF
  • Authors:
    • Felstehaused, H
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Land Economics
    • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
    • ISSN: 0023-7639

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1971 12:00AM