Urban Transportation Policy: The 1950s and the Present Term Paper by Master Researcher

Urban Transportation Policy: The 1950s and the Present
A look at transportation policy in urban environments in the 1950s and in the present era.
# 38596 | 1,900 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 13, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Urban Studies (General)


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This paper examines the formation of transportation policy in urban environments in the 1950s and in the present era. The paper compares and contrasts the urban hierarchy and actors, the planning philosophy and cost-benefit analysis of transportation policy in these two contrasting eras and types of cities. The paper highlights how today, environmental concerns are paramount and so expressways are no longer seen as a key to positive development.

Outline:
Introduction
Building the Corporate City: Transit and Growth Machines
The Changing Paradigm
The 1990s: Kyoto and Climate Change
Conclusions: The Future

From the Paper:

"When Metropolitan Toronto was established in the 1950s one of the new level of government's first projects was the waterfront expressway that carried the Queen Elizabeth Way (a parkway) over the Humber River and through downtown Toronto. Frederick Gardiner, Metro's first Chairman pushed for the expressway as a way to solidify the existence and role of the new level of government. All of the municipalities newly united favoured a commuter expressway. The constituent municipalities unanimously approved of this project; it would give the new Metropolitan level of government a track record of success; and, it would facilitate the new breed of suburban commuters in their daily rush-hour race to and from work.
"In broadest terms, this automobile oriented attitude represents a typical planning regime for the period (1945-1965). North Americans' love affair with the car was evident in the post-war period in burgeoning sales, increasing rates of ownership and construction of freeways, expressways and other multi-lane tributes to the automobile."

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