WILL TRAFFIC ELIMINATE THE RETAIL TRADER?

IN 1900 ONLY 4.5% OF THE WORLD POPULATION LIVED IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OVER 100,000; TODAY THE PERCENTAGE IS 22 AND IN THE YEAR 2000 IT WILL BE ABOUT 60. MOST OF THESE URBAN AREAS ALREADY HAVE ENVOLVED AND HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN BUILDINGS AND UNDERGROUND SERVICES THAT INHIBITS ALMOST ALL CHANGES IN STREET PLAN TO ACCOMMODATE THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF AUTOMOBILES THAT ARE ATTRACTED TO THE ROADS. CURRENTLY TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS ADOPT A COST/BENEFIT APPROACH: WHICH ROAD IMPROVEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION SCHEMES WILL GIVE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEGREE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION MAY WORSEN? A MAJOR EFFECT OF URBAN TRAFFIC CONDITIONS WILL BE DECENTRALIZATION. IN THIS PROCESS THE PIECEMEAL DECISIONS OF INDIVIDUAL ENTERPRISES WILL PRESUMABLY REFLECT THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS, BUT COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT OF AN AREA MAY HAVE CATASTROPHIC EFFECTS. IT BEHOOVES RETAILERS TO WORK MORE CLOSELY WITH THE LOCAL PUBLIC DECISION-MAKING APPARATUS TOWARD BETTER MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND BETTER MUTUAL ACCOMMODATION.

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 54-7
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 21

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1972 12:00AM