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Towards a theory of optimal roads
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
1978 (English)In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, ISSN 0166-0462, Vol. 8, no 3, 225-248 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The purpose is to find an allocation of a given total amount of road capital in two-dimensional space such that total transportation costs for a region are minimized. A continuous model in analogy to hydrodynamics is used. Transports are supposed to be generated by the gravity hypothesis. It is discussed how transportation paths are optimally adjusted to a given distribution of road capital, and how road capital should be distributed at a given traffic distribution. It is also discussed how the latter problem should be solved when it is taken into account that the distribution of roads affects the choice of paths.

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1978. Vol. 8, no 3, 225-248 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-24567DOI: 10.1016/0166-0462(78)90016-9OAI: diva2:226707
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