PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION FOR THE POOR

IT IS ARGUED THAT IN VIEW OF THE PRESENT PATTERN OF URBAN DECENTRALIZATION AND RELIANCE UPON THE AUTOMOBILE FOR TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE METROPOLITAN AREA, IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE TO REGARD THE AUTOMOBILE AS A TOOL AND PROVIDE OR RENT IT TO THE POOR IN THE SAME MANNER AS TOOL KITS WERE PROVIDED IMMIGRANTS IN THE 19TH CENTURY, WITH REPAYMENT TO BE MADE LATER FROM INCOME EARNED BY USE OF THE TOOLS. TIME AVAILABLE FOR THE WORK TRIP IS TRANSLATED INTO A RADIUS COVERABLE BY AUTO AND PUBLIC TRANSIT, AND THE CIRCLES THUS DEFINED (USING METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, D.C., AS AN EXAMPLE) ARE REDEFINED AS NUMBERS OF REACHABLE JOBS. DIFFICULTIES IN APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPT ARE DISCUSSED, AS IS A TAXI--BUS SERVICE FOR PERSONS WHO CANNOT DRIVE.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Myers, S
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 191-206
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 18 2001 12:00AM