When originally published in 1975, (here re-issuing the 3rd edition of 1985), this was the only genuinely introductory textbook to the subject of transportation planning. The introductory chapter places the issue of transport in its broader societal context, relating it to demographic, socio-economic, political and environmental considerations. The increasing importance of technology is recognized in the chapter which covers commonly used software packages. As a whole the book provides a basic introduction to the traffic estimation stage of the transport planning process and forms a general guide and survey to the whole subject.
Table of Contents
1. Transport and Society 2. An Introduction to Travel Demand Forecasting and Transportation Planning 3. Collection of Basic Data 4. Trip Generation 5. Trip Distribution 6. Network Planning and Traffic Assignment 7. Modal Split 8. Computers in Transportation Planning 9. Evaluation of Transportation Proposals 10. Conclusions
Michael J. Bruton was Professor of Town Planning at Cardiff University.
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