INTANGIBLE ECONOMICS OF HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION

THIS DISCUSSION SUGGESTS CHANGE IN THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF ROUTES AND TERMINAL FACILITIES FOR UTILIZING, IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION, THE COMFORT, SPEED, SAFETY, AND CONVENIENCE MADE POSSIBLE BY PROGRESS IN THE DESIGN OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE ROAD SURFACES. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE IMPORTANCE OF TERMINAL FACILITIES. IMPROVEMENTS IN CAR AND HIGHWAY DESIGN HAVE DONE MUCH TO INCREASE COMFORT, SPEED, AND SAFETY OF TRAVEL. TERMINAL PROGRESS, IN CONTRAST, HAS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED ITSELF WITH LEGAL RESTRICTIONS AS A RESULT OF WHICH THE DEMAND FOR URBAN PARKING SPACE GREATLY EXCEEDS, BY 5 OR 10 TO 1 IN SOME INSTANCES, THE EFFECTIVE SUPPLY. THIS ROBS THE CAR OWNER OF MUCH OF THE BENEFIT FOR WHICH HE HAS DEMONSTRATED NOT ONLY HIS ABILITY, BUT HIS EAGERNESS TO PAY. IN CONSIDERING THE ECONOMICS OF TERMINAL FACILITIES, THE IMPORTANT QUESTION CONCERNS THE EXPENDITURE JUSTIFIED BY SOUND ECONOMICS TO INCREASE THE SPEED, COMFORT, AND SAFETY OF THE ENTIRE TRAVELING PUBLIC BY REMOVING PARKED CARS FROM THE HIGHLY EXPENSIVE STREET SURFACES TO OFF CURB PARKING AREAS WITH LESS EXPENSIVE SURFACING. PARKING SPACE IS NOT MERELY A PERSONAL CONVENIENCE FOR CAR OPERATORS, BUT AN INTEGRAL PART OF ECONOMIC MOTOR TRANSPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 13, ParT I, PP 189-205, 16 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Hogentogler, C A
    • Willis, E A
    • Kelley, J A
    • Bibbins, J R
  • Publication Date: 1934

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-8, 1933. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1971 12:00AM