ON THE STABILITY STEADY STATE PERFORMANCE OF LAND USE/TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

SOME IMPLICATIONS ARE CONSIDERED ARISING FROM THE STABILITY AND STEADY STATE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LAND USE/TRANSPORT SYSTEM, PARTICUALRLY IN RESPECT TO THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS. A LAND USE PLAN MUST BE OVERLAID WITH ROUTES OF THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM TO ANALYZE ITS BEHAVIOR. THE ANALYTICAL MEASURES OF LAND USE AND TRANSPORT ARE: (1) LAND USE POTENTIAL, AND 72) TRANSPORT CAPABILITY. THE FOLLOWING DERIVED VARIABLES ARE SPECIFIED AND STUDIED: TRAFFIC GENERATION, SPECIFIC OUTPUT OF THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM, THE TRAVEL TIME BETWEEN LAND USES, OPERATING COSTS, AND VEHICLE CAPACITY AND OCCUPANCY. THE FOLLOWING FACTORS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE FORMULATION OF THE MODELS AND LAWS THAT RELATE THE VARIABLES: VEHICLE OWNERSHIP, POPULATION DENSITY, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STATUS, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE OF TRANSPORT. THREE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MODEL CONCEPTS USED FOR LAND USE/TRANSPORT INTERACTION MODELS ARE: (1) ECONOMIC DEMAND-MARGINAL COST MODEL, (2) THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEM EQUILIBRIUM, AND (3) THE GRAVITY MODEL. THE FIRST TWO MODELS EMPHASIZE THE EQUILIBRIUM CONCEPT. THE GRAVITY MODEL HAS BEEN SO EXPLOITED AS A DISTRIBUTION MODEL THAT ITS EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN OVER LOOKED. IMPLICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED OF THE EQUILIBRIUM STATE OF LAND USE AND TRANSPORT.

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  • Accession Number: 00201815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM