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Title: Demand management implementation in Southeast Asia

The need to apply transportation system management, to developing countries is urgent. Attempts to alleviate severe traffic congestion in their metropolises have so far failed to provide adequate solutions. The countries are faced with many difficulties because of the lack of sufficient financial resources together with their complex internal administrative and political problems. They are incapable of providing sufficient road space to cope with the escalating demand in private automobiles. This has led to excessive delays in urban traveling, environmental pollution problems, decline of road-based public transit services and deterioration of the quality of life in these metropolises. Demand management, in use for decades in the Western world, has also been recognized in Singapore`s famous area licensing scheme (ALS) making other Southeast Asian Metropolises aware of its advantages as an alternative in solving their chaotic traffic problems. However, realization is far different from implementation and still many metropolises are not able to apply the technique. Singapore and Thailand, two leaders among many other Southeast Asian regions in economics, tourism, trade and industry handle their problems far differently, especially the traffic congestion problem. While a number of demand management schemes have been implemented successfully in Singapore since 1975, Bangkok is stillmore » struggling to implement such measures to alleviate severe traffic congestion problems. This article intends to high light the successful practices and unsuccessful attempts of demand management techniques applied in Singapore and Bangkok.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
414901
Report Number(s):
CONF-9411246--
ON: DE95015467; TRN: 96:006509-0008
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Transport growth in Bangkok: energy, environment, and traffic congestion, Bangkok (Thailand), 1-2 Nov 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1995]; Related Information: Is Part Of Transport growth in Bangkok: Energy, environment, and traffic congestion. Workshop proceedings; Philpott, J. [Asia Regional Office, Bangkok (Thailand)]; PB: 241 p.
Research Org:
International Inst. for Energy Conservation, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SINGAPORE; TRAFFIC CONTROL; THAILAND; MANAGEMENT; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS