Urbani izziv Volume 13, No. 2, December 2002
Mojca ŠAŠEK DIVJAK
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Building the city with emphasis on urban mobility – examples from USA
In the last decades developed countries have tried to improve and strengthen public transport modes in urban regions, because they have established negative effects of car traffic on mobility: bottlenecks, increased investment in road infrastructure. New movements that have emerged in the nineties in USA, often coined as smart growth, emphasise efficient urban growth, which should be tied to public transport enabling rational prices of infrastructure and better spatial use. Good examples of such developments are shown, such as the San Francisco Bay area (California), Portland (Oregon) and Salt Lake (Utah).
cities in USA, light railway, public transport and urbanisation, smart growth, urban mobility