chapter  11
10 Pages

The Form and Structure of Cities: Urban Growth Patterns

ByHoward J. Nelson

The technological change that has been occuring in urban areas is very remarkable. Of course, there are other factors involved in trip frequency which are not solely related to the individual; for example, the geographical position, climate, adequacy of the transportation system, and the patterns of urban development. Although trip production approach is the best way to look at transportation needs, should found it easier to analyze them in other terms. Another important element in transportation probably more important even than the question of trip production is distribution and trip length. In considering the various cities and localities in the country, it is quite evident that the communities that have had the greatest fluctuation in the job market and have the highest level of transportation service have the longest trip length. These are some of the conclusions that can be derived from studies that have been made on urban transportation and urban growth.