WIT Press


Transport Needs Of The City Of Tomorrow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000001

Volume

49

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

798 kb

Author(s)

M.C. Ackerman, T.S. Davies, CM Jefferson, J.M. Marquez & J. Skinner

Abstract

Transport needs of the city of tomorrow M C Ackerman<'>, T S Davies^, C M Jefferson^, J M Marquez^, J Skinne/^ (0 Faculty of Engineering, University of the West of England, UK (2) Bristol Electric Railbus Ltd, Bristol, UK Abstract The city of today is having to face up to the fact that mass car ownership and use has made it less accessible and that the quality of its environment is being degraded by the increase in congestion and pollution. The city of tomorrow is one in which this problem will have been addressed and the dominance of the private car will have been subjugated by the introduction of advanced collective transport systems which will be efficient, reliable, convenient, save and also environment, passenger and pedestrian friendly. They will give socially inclusive access to central areas and amenities not only for its citizens but also to visitors and commuters from outside its boundaries. The achievement of this will require meticulous planning skills, political

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