The Geography of Transport Systems
THIRD EDITION
Jean-Paul Rodrigue (2013), New York: Routledge, 416 pages.
ISBN 978-0-415-82254-1
Appendix - Methods in Transport Geography
Transportation is not a science, but a field of inquiry and application. As such, it tends to rely on a set of specific methodologies since transportation is a performance driven activity and this performance can be measured and compared. Transportation planning and analysis are interdisciplinary by nature, involving among others, civil engineers, economists, urban planners and geographers. Each discipline has developed methodologies dealing with their respective array of problems. Still, transportation is an infrastructure intensive activity, implying that engineering has been the dominant methodological paradigm for transportation studies.
Overview
Transport-Related Methods
Multidisciplinary Methods
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