Appendix A – Methods in Transport Geography

Transportation is not a science, but a field of inquiry and application. As such, it tends to rely on a set of specific methodologies since transportation is a performance-driven activity and this performance can be measured and compared. Transportation planning and analysis are interdisciplinary by nature, involving among others, civil engineers, economists, urban planners, and geographers. Each discipline has developed methodologies dealing with its respective array of problems. Still, transportation is an infrastructure intensive activity, implying that engineering has been the dominant methodological paradigm for transportation studies. The development of information technologies has allowed transportation geography to analyze an increasingly complex and data-rich set of methodologies.


Transport-Related Methods

Multidisciplinary Methods