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Revising the history of ‘Predict and Provide’ – discredited but not dead

Phil Goodwin
22 November 2019
 

In my chapter of Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw’s new book, Transport Matters, I gave an account of the lifetime of ‘Predict and Provide’ from 1958 to 1994. The dates were chosen because 1958 was the publication of an important paper in the Institution of Civil Engineers journal, by Glanville and Smeed, the first of a long research programme by RRL, the Government’s Road Research Laboratory. This eventually produced the formal mathematical methods of forecasting traffic...

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin is professor of transport policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of West of England, Bristol, and emeritus professor at University College London. Email: philinelh@yahoo.com

 



 

 
 
 
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