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Automobile dependence in Bangkok: An international comparison with implications for planning policies

Kenworthy, J. (2003) Automobile dependence in Bangkok: An international comparison with implications for planning policies. In: Whitelegg, J. and Haq, G., (eds.) The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group, pp. 61-77.

Abstract

Any discussion of automobile dependence today will usually involve some reference to Los Angeles. As an archetype for cities that have tried to build their transport systems almost totally around freeways – and failed – it is almost unparalleled. However, the Asian region is rapidly developing its own archetype of urban traffic dysfunction: the Bangkok metropolitan region. Interestingly, by a perverse coincidence, the similarities between Los Angeles and Bangkok today also have some deeper historical significance.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group
Publishers Website: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315782898
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49990
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