Getting from A to B

bq. Zegras observes that fundamentally, people do not desire travel …. they wish to have accessibility. Travel is a derived demand, prompted by our activities. If we could make better use of telecommunications, or, if our cities were more compact, perhaps we would find less need for vehicle trips.

Chris Zegras on “transportation in urban areas:”:

It’s interesting, especially in light of the choices most Pakistani cities have opted regarding transport infrastructure – which in light of just about all recent academic research looks horribly wrong.

h4. Related reading:

* The Death and Life of Great American Cities

* Planet of Slums

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