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PPJ Vol. XXIII No. 2 1992-03: The Economic Importance of Non-Motorized Transport and Its Impacts on Traffic Congestion Management

The paper posits that the use of non-motorized transportation in many Asian cities is not a reflection of underdevelopment but is a legitimate economic response to a set of public policies designed to constrain elite consumption and encourage savings and investment in order to promote economic growth. Moreover, expanding road capacity does not necessarily ease traffic congestion. It also says that the economic importance of non-motorized transportation is extremely significant in some countries and is usually ignored by most cost-benefit procedures used by multilateral lending agencies in on-going transportation planning activities.

UP-School of Urban and Regional Planning
Authors Keywords
Williams, Brian; road; transportation; road safety; road traffic;
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