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Long-Term Urban Transportation Planning Methodology in France: A Review

Ferreira, L.J.A. (1981) Long-Term Urban Transportation Planning Methodology in France: A Review. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.


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An outline of the general principles underlying urban transportation planning in France is given here. Also reviewed is the methodology used when carrying out long-term transportation studies.

There is an attempt in France to co-ordinate transport and land-use planning through a process of continuing dialogue between those responsible for urban planning. This reliance on individuals' intuitions distinguishes the approach from the more conventional exercises which attempt to model the interaction between land use and transport.

The approach followed uses simplified techniques for travel forecasting purposes. This allows for alternative transport plans to be considered quickly and cheaply at the expense of using travel demand models lacking a sound behavioural base.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 22:20
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 151
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2385

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