Integrated Resource Planning for transport: Asking better questions

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WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, 2005, 77 pp. 619 - 629
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Current transport planning methods do not deliver accessibility in a sustainable way-a phenomenon illustrated by the dominance of road construction as a means to provide access in cities. This research proposes a comprehensive evaluation methodology for investment decisions aimed at improving urban accessibility-Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) for transport. Using IRP in transport planning means agreeing on a metric for improved accessibility in a location and then developing a range of 'options' to meet this need. Each 'option' is evaluated in terms of cost per unit of improved accessibility. We propose that cost effective decisions will only arise from comparison of the full range of options using a consistent methodology. © 2005 WIT Press.
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