Urban transport planning and management

Urban transport planning and management (English, Hardcover, Prathibha Deshmukh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Sbs Publishers
    • ISBN: 9789380090146, 9380090145
    • Edition: 2010
    • Pages: 470
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    Transport Or Transportation Is The Movement Of People And Goods From One Location To Another. Transportation Is Performed By Various Modes, Such As Air, Rail, Road And Water. The Field Can Be Divided Into Infrastructure, Vehicles And Operations. Infrastructure Consists Of The Fixed Installations Necessary For Transport And May Be Roads, Railways, Airways, Waterways, Canals And Pipelines Or Terminals Such As Airports, Railway Stations, Bus Stations And Seaports. Vehicles Travelling On The Network Include Automobiles, Bicycles, Buses, Trains People And Aircraft. Transport Within Urbanised Areas Presents Unique Problems. The Density Of An Urban Environment Can Create Significant Levels Of Road Traffic, Which Can Impact Businesses And Increase Pollution. Parking Space Is Another Concern, Requiring The Construction Of Large Parking Garages In High Density Areas Which Could Be Better Used For Other Development. Good Planning Uses Transit Oriented Development, Which Attempts To Place Higher Densities Of Jobs Or Residents Near High-Volume Transportation. The Densities Can Cause Traffic Jams For Automobiles, Yet Are Too Low To Be Commercially Served By Trains Or Light Rail Systems. The Conventional Solution Is To Use Buses, But These And Light Rail Systems May Fail Where Automobiles And Excess Road Network Capacity Are Both Available, Achieving Less Than 1% Ridership. The Purpose Of This Book Is To Sensitise All To Issue Of Urban Transport Planning And To Discuss The Steps Which Need To Be Taken By The Government And All Stakeholders Of The Transportation. It Gives A Brief Introduction On Transport And Transportation, Networks And Urban Planning. It Further Showcases How To Develop Imported Or Intelligent Urban Transport Systems, Problems And Challenges Involved In It And At The Need For Sustainable Green Urban Transport Is Discussed.
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    • 2010
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    • Prathibha Deshmukh
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