WIT Press

Better Understanding Of The Pattern Of Transportation And The Quality Of Life In The City: A Case Study - Glasgow, Scotland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990551

Volume

44

Pages

13

Published

1999

Size

1,252 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Behnam R. Kouchi and W.F. Lever

Abstract

In all cities there is a close interactive relationship between urban transportation and its environmental impact on the quality of life. Behaviour in the city, such as the journey to work, shopping trips, visiting friends, family and leisure facilities, is also closely related to the system of urban transport and special patterns of daily or weekly travel. In fact, the efficient functioning of the city is directly dependent upon the efficiency of the components of urban transportation. Clearly, there is no shortage of possible solutions to the urban transportation problem. In practice, the physical expansion and increasing functional complexity of urban life in many cities in the twentieth century has resulted in a pr

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