Cost-benefit analysis in urban transport planning

Lamb, David R.L (1974) Cost-benefit analysis in urban transport planning. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This dissertation sets out to examine the theory, applicability and practice of cost-benefit analysis as an evaluation technique in urban transport planning. Discussion is intended to focus on the areas of contention and possible improvement, especially with a view to incorporating distributional and social issues. Although the main field of interest is in relation to urban public transport, the general nature of the transport problem demands reference to private and inter-urban transit as well. Originally, there was to have been a second part to this dissertation, a case study to illustrate the points made in the main body of text. Unfortunately, this perhaps over-ambitious idea foundered on unavailability of information, frozen partly as a result of the 'oil crisis' and its political implications in reviving public transport schemes previously discounted as unfeasible and, therefore, ideal for student study. However, it is to be hoped that the main text will prove adequate in itself in firmly establishing the relevant issues, if in a more generalised and abstracted context.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: D H Allan
Keywords: Area planning & development, Transportation
Date of Award: 1974
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1974-74093
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 15:33

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