The Future Of Transport Planning Isn't What It Used To Be

A new paper by VTPI examines various demographic, economic and market trends that affect travel demand, and their implications for transport planning during the next century.

DuringTwentieth Century per capita motor vehicle travel demand increased by an order ofmagnitude. Many of the factors that caused this growth have peaked in developedcountries and are likely to decline. This indicates that future transport demand will beincreasingly diverse. Transport planning can reflect these shifts by reducing emphasis onautomobile travel and increasing support for alternative modes and smart growthdevelopment patterns.

[Editor's note: The link below is to a 500KB PDF document.]

Thanks to Todd Alexander Litman

Full Story: The Future Isn't What It Used To Be: Changing Trends And Their Implications For Transport Planning

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