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Korea : options for secondary city urban transport (English)

The existing urban transport problems in Korea's rapidly growing provincial cities are assessed. Travel demand and land use and the pricing of strategic policy alternatives are discussed. Public transport will require large-scale investment in bus and taxi fleets. Both the taxi and bus market will attract investors if the right entry conditions are established. While appropriate pricing rates will contribute to the desired expansion in the taxi and bus fleet, supply must also be free to adjust to market conditions. However, even if optimum conditions exist, it is unlikely that the required switch of usage from private to public transport will be achieved through conventional public transport alone. Another significant set of factors influencing transportation alternatives relates land use. It does not appear that alternative strategies for land use are evaluated for their relative effectiveness as instruments of transportation policy. Thus, there is a need for much closer interaction between land use and transportation planning with the city masterplanning process. Figures, tables, and appendices are provided including a model of the average Korean city in 1975 and 1985.


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    Beesley, M. Turner, C. Gist, P.

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    Korea, Republic of

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Korea : options for secondary city urban transport

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Beesley, M. Turner, C. Gist, P.

Korea : options for secondary city urban transport (English). Urban and regional report,no. URR 7902 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.