People, culture and behaviour in the Bankok urban region: liabilities or assets for transportation planning?
LccHE 311 T52 B367 1995
LcshUrban transportation - Thailand - Bankok - Planning
Bankok (Thailand) - Social conditions
Bankok (Thailand) - Economic conditions
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AbstractIn Thailand's capital, transportation problems such as traffic congestion and air pollution rank among the worst in the world. These problems are best viewed from an historical and contemporary perspective.rather than from narrowly-defined technical point of view. The direct impacts of these problems are most felt in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region and its extended periphery, which together comprise the Extended Bangkok Metropolitan Region. fu the past, conventional transportation planning in Bangkok has focused on increasing supply of infrastructure in an attempt to meet travel demand. In spite of plans for mass rapid transit systems, the focus has been on large scale road projects such as elevated expressways. However, most transportation planners and policy makers in Bangkok now recognize that the only hope for short to medium term amelioration of Bangkok's transportation problems lies with managing demand for transportation infrastructure. Thus, a number of Transportation Demand Management measures have been proposed and studied for implementation in Bangkok. Based on analysis of some political and cultural factors in Bangkok, this research suggests that these measures are unlikely to be successfully implemented. Both the old conventional wisdom (increasing supply of transportation infrastructure in an attempt to meet demand) and the new conventional wisdom (managing demand) of transportation planning are either inapplicable or ineffective measures to address transportation problems in the Bangkok urban region. The conclusion to this research recommends some broad, general measures that could be taken to address transportation problems in Bangkok.
Bibliography: p. 122-128.
CitationTownsend, C. (1995). People, culture and behaviour in the Bankok urban region: liabilities or assets for transportation planning? (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15981
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