How The Transportation Is Effecting The City

950 WordsAug 18, 20164 Pages
Globally, cities are facing problems of the population is living over a greater distance and travelling further and more often (). Oil consumption is increasing but the supply is not increasing. Local governments are facing the issue of how do they plan a city that can accommodate these changes? Four studies reviewed cities and how the transportation is effecting the city. The case study cities were Christchurch, New Zealand and Minneapolis, United States of America. This cities are similar because they both have large populations living in suburbs who have to travel long distances for work, school, leisure, socialising and more. In both cities, cars are stilled the popular mode of transport. Transport can have effects on the surrounding land but not all the time. People are traveling to work differently to previous generations. All of these issues explain the situation of the transport systems in Christchurch and Minneapolis. One issues that was raised in the readings is that cars continue to be a popular choice for residents in both cities. Previous studies have shown that cities with high density living, use less cars because most people walk or catch a bus due to everything they need being so close to their home. This pattern is not happening in the case studies. Cars are the preferred mode of transport even if the residents have access to public transport. In Minneapolis, residents do not tend to use the rail networks. One reason is because commercial activities tend
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