Changing evaluation of the problems in urban traffic management: the case of Budapest

Fleischer, Tamás (1993) Changing evaluation of the problems in urban traffic management: the case of Budapest. In: Traffic Management: 24th International Scientific Conference in Budapest on Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, 27-29th April 1993., Budapest.

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The concepts, ideas and analyses on the urban traffic of Budapest generally reflect the conviction of their authors that the problems are well-known and that the ’management’ only has to be concerned with implementing the solution. Consequently, the overall evaluation of the current situation tends to be rather general and, more often than not, tends to emphasize as a main cause of the problems the general lack of funds for not taking the necessary measures. In the same time in reality we are dealing with two sets of diametrically opposed values. These should not be confused with issues of expertise/lack of expertise. I have no intention of encouraging the participants of this conference to start debating "which approach is the right one", mostly because I do not believe that this is an issue in traffic management. What we are truly in need of is to make it clear, that there are possibilities for the elaboration of efficient traffic management techniques that incorporate the priorities of the environment oriented approach. I believe that this is one of the main task of experts, rather than labelling proposals calling for considerations differing from the routine solutions of the traditional approach as inefficient and lacking expertise. On the contrary: only with the elaboration of correct and efficient alternative solutions for traffic management, worked out too on value sets differing from the traditional one, could make the real effects of various development projects comparable, and could offer viable alternatives and choices both for politicians and laymen.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: The paper's Hungarian version has been published as: Fleischer Tamás (1993) Változó problémaérzékelés a városi forgalomtechnikában. Lélegzet 1993 szeptember. pp 7-9. See and
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HE Transportation and Communications > HE1 Transportation / szállítás
Depositing User: Tamás Fleischer
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 12:36

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