Civil Engineers and Urban Transport Term Paper by Master Researcher

Civil Engineers and Urban Transport
A discussion on the role of civil engineers in planning urban transport.
# 35423 | 2,400 words | 9 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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The paper outlines the responsibilities and issues transportation engineers must analyze at the time of planning for it to be integrated into a city-planning model.The paper discusses the need to incorporate city idealism with practicality but shows how unconventional approaches to suburban layout face a nearly impossible barrier to approval. The paper points out that current problems in subdivision street design may be attributed to the single-minded focus on traffic control and the failure to integrate that with concerns for functional accessibility and livability.

Thesis Statement
city Council Approach: Issues to Consider
Engineering Responsibilities and Considerations
Incorporating Engineering Techniques
Need for Transportation Planning

From the Paper:

"Urban growth of a liberalized economy for example would eventually lead to motorization as more and more people try to commute between far away towns or areas. As larger roads are built the city structure also increased. There is thus a proportionate relationship between the increase in transport system and urban commuting. In order to fulfill this increasing demand for urban infrastructure, the councils and engineering department need to analyze population growth, the accommodation available for them. Both the number and length of journey increase should be accounted for. Other issues like vehicle - kilometer travel rise, population, multiplication of infrastructure etc. should also be considered. Yet we see there is not enough increase in transport network but the price of transportation has increased. This imbalance of money flow and transport flow eventually causes exasperation within the population. Another issue to be considered is the scarcity of lands resources, competition among contractors and congestion margins that is kept by city planners. [Bjorneboe, 1990]"

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