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Planning For Confronting Transport Demand Due To Special Events: The Case Of The World Exposition In The Thessaloniki Greater Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030461

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

567.51 kb

Author(s)

G. Mintsis. C. Taxiltaris & S. Basbas

Abstract

Planning for confronting transport demand due to special events: the case of the world exposition in the Thessaloniki Greater Area G. Mintsis, C. Taxiltaris & S. Basbas Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Technology Faculty of Rural & Surveying Engineering, Dept, of Transportation & Hydraulic Engineering, Greece Abstract The transportation system in an urban area is usually designed to serve certain number of trips. In order to confront the demand arising from special events which last for a certain time period (e.g., Olympic Games, World Exposition - EXPO etc.) certain actions must be taken by the relevant authorities. These actions are necessary in order to adjust the supply of the transportation system to the extra demand due to visitors of the special event. This is the case of the Thessaloniki Greater Area (T.G.A.) where such an event (EXPO 2008) is under consideration. Experience from other cities which organized EXPO in the past indicate that such events impose the need for

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