The purpose of this paper is to explore an important and unique role which community participation and involvement can play in a revised transportation planning process. A review of diverse views about community participation, as well as a critique of the current urban transportation planning process, reveals that the former has played, primarily, ad hoc opportunistic and diverse roles, and that the latter is in desperate need for dynamic, subjective, “impact” information — required to assess attractive transportation systems. The contributions of several disciplines — economics, operations research, management science, political science, public administration, and others — are reviewed to assist in the development of a conceptual framework for a new community participation role, as a provider of key information to the planning process. An eclectic, experimental approach is recommended to explore the possibilities further.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price includes VAT for USA
Subscribe to journal
Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.
This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.
Arnold, J. E. (1971). “People Involvement: Participation to Restore Confidence,” Public Mangement, p. 11.
Boyce, Day and McDonald (1968). Metropolitan Plan Making, prepared for the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.
Chidambaram, T. S. (1970). “Game Theoretic Analysis of a Problem of Government of People,” Management Science, pp. 542–559.
CONSAD Research Corporation, (1971), A Study and Provision of Technical Assistance Through Simulation for More Effective Citizen Participation in the Model Cities Program.
Garrison, W. L., and Worrall, R. D. (1966), Monitoring Urban Travel, (Department of Civil Engineering and the Transportation Center, Northwestern University), p. 1.
Hamilton, C. S. (1964). “Monitor System for Urban Planning” in Clark Rogers, ed., Urban Information Systems and Policy Decision, (Knowledge Availability Systems Center, University: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), p. 23.
Jesseman, W. C., Brussee, R., Tummika, A., and Brand, D., (1967). “A Rational Decision-Making Technique for Transportation Planning,” Highway Research Record, No. 180.
Lowrey, R. A. and Lakshmanan, T. R. (1971). “Public Perceptions of Modern Mass Transportation Programs: A Progress Report,” American Institute of Planners Conference, San Francisco.
Marschak, J. (1968). “The Economics of Inquiring, Communicating, and Deciding,” University of California, Working Paper No. 134.
May, J. V. (197 1). “Citizen Participation: A Review of the Literature,” Council of Planning Librarians Exchange Bibliography, 210, 211.
Mickle, D. G. (1971). “The Highway Research Board: New Horizons at Age 50,” Traffic Quarterly, pp. 153, 163.
Mogolof, M. B. (1970). “Citizen Participation: A Review and Commentary on Federal Policies and Practices,” Urban Institute Paper 102-1, pp. 2, 93.
Schimpler, C. C. (1968). “System Evaluation: An Approach Based on Community Structure and Values,” presented at the 47th HRB Meetings.
Stanford Research Institute (1968). “Methods of Evaluation of the Effects of Transportation Systems on Community Values,” prepared for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
U.S. Department of Transportation (1971). A Statement on National Transportation Policy, p. 36.
Wickstrom, G. V. and Pisarski, A. E. (1969). “The Use of Longitudinal Information Systems for ‘Continuing’ Urban Transportation Planning” in Urban and Regional Information Systems: Service Systems for Cities, Papers from the Seventh Annual Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, p. 382.
Worrall, R. D. (1967). “The Urban Panel and the Longitudinal Data Sources,” presented at the 46th HRB Meetings.
About this article
Cite this article
Steger, W.A. Reflections on citizen involvement in urban transportation planning: Towards a positive approach. Transportation 3, 127–146 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00219614
- Conceptual Framework
- Operation Research
- Planning Process
- Experimental Approach