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