Automobile Traffic Impact of Distance Learning

Automobile Traffic Impact of Distance Learning

Norbert Mundorf (The University of Rhode Island, USA), Nikhilesh Dholakia (The University of Rhode Island, USA), Ruby Roy Dholakia (The University of Rhode Island, USA) and Jing J. Xiao (University of Arizona, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch017
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Abstract

In industrial societies, and also in developing countries, automobile travel is increasingly associated with pollution, congestion and urban sprawl, entailing social and economic costs for both drivers as well as communities. Increasing travel volume and longer average commute, much of it spent stuck in traffic, are taxing community and private resources. Experts from various disciplines agree that it is desirable to manage this increase and at the same time slow the rate of growth. Building additional highways is not considered a desirable alternative in terms of both ecological and monetary costs.

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