WIT Press


Alternatives To Improve The Accessibility And Environment In Urban Centres

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

979 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000321

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

T.S. Davies, C.M. Jefferson, J.W.S. Longhursf & J.M. Marquez

Abstract

Despite the improvement and development of new technologies in traffic control, engines with reduced emission levels and transport planning, the city authorities have not faced completely the social segregation resulting from traffic congestion. Although the reduction of the journey time from home to work can be reached with the balance between transport availability (accessibility) and transport demand (real property development), the problem of transforming non- users of public transport to potential users remains. In medium and large cities with a rising proportion of private transport relative to public transport, the traffic jams trend to increase year by year, so reducing environmental quality and mobility for everyon

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