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Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World

Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World

Edited by Michiel Bliemer, Corinne Mulley and Claudine J. Moutou

This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of all of the major factors that underpin our understanding of urban and transport planning in the developed world. Combining urban and transport planning in one volume, the chapters present the state of the art as well as new research and directions for the future. It is an essential reference to all the key issues in this area as well as signalling areas of concern and future research paths. Academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners will find it a constant source of information and guidance.

Chapter 18: Transport planning

Luis G. Willumsen and Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Subjects: environment, transport, geography, cities and urban geography, human geography, transport geography/mobilities, politics and public policy, public policy, urban and regional studies, transport, urban studies, planning


A number of interventions, such as traffic and demand management, bus priority measures and traffic calming, among others, can help managing urban transport demand and congestion, as well as give priority to more sustainable modes of transport. These, relatively inexpensive, short- and medium-term measures are adaptable to changing conditions and are discussed in Part VI of this book. In this chapter we deal with the task of transport planning and how models can and should be used to support this key government function. Transport planning deals mostly with major investments, usually projects with a long gestation period that are expected to remain operational for 20, 30 or more years; they have a significant and perdurable influence on the shape and success of our cities and regions.

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