WIT Press


Urban Density And Car And Bus Use In Edinburgh

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970261

Volume

33

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

813 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Paul Dandy

Abstract

Laissez-faire planning and insufficient integration of land use and transport planning in Britain in recent years has encouraged low density, out-of-town developments; the resulting urban form has little regard for energy efficiency and generates traffic demand, congestion and atmospheric pollution. This paper presents results from an investigation of urban density and travel to work behaviour in Edinburgh based on the 1981 and 1991 Census Small Area Statistics. The results form part of a wider PhD study that aims to discover ways to plan and implement urban forms that encourage work trips to be made by modes other than the private motor car. The purpose of the research is to empirically explore certain aspects of the relationship between urban density and travel mode for the journe

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