WIT Press


Economic Development And Its Associated Environmental Burden In A Motorization And Suburbanization Era

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970221

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,000 kb

Author(s)

Y. Hayashi & K. Anurakamonkul

Abstract

As rapid economic development takes place, intense vehicle use from motorization and suburbanization becomes a crucial contributor to energy consumption and environmental degradation. Without proper measures to control traffic congestion, the benefits from increasing mobility would be swiftly dissipated, particularly for developing cities. Sprawl pattern in suburban areas with scattered housing settlement and poor public transport services encourage longer trip distance and frequent car trips, thereby much larger energy use in these cities. How succe

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