By H.M. Saxena
Transportation is a measure of relations between different areas and is, therefore, an essential aspect of geography. The present book on transport geography provides a review of the major spatial aspects of transport systems, coupled with a detailed analysis of transport networks and problems arising in urban areas, and an evaluation of the major environmental and policy issues generated by contemporary transport systems. The book begins with introduction to transport geography, modes of transport, pattern of movement and development of transport systems. Then, it goes on to discuss structural analysis of transport networks, urban transport and transport economics. It also examines the impact on environment, role in development as well as aspects related to transportation planning. Finally, the pattern of international and national transport has been described. Giving a comprehensive coverage of the field of transport geography, this book will serve the needs of students and research scholars. It will also be of value to those having a general but serious interest in transport planning and management.
Publication Date: 1/1/2005