1970 volume 2(3) pages 267 – 284
doi:10.1068/a020267

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MacKinnon R D, Hodgson M J, 1970, "Optimal transportation networks: a case study of highway systems" Environment and Planning 2(3) 267 – 284

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Optimal transportation networks: a case study of highway systems

R D MacKinnon, M J Hodgson

Received 14 May 1970

Abstract. This paper outlines some combinatorial approaches to the optimal synthesis of transportation networks. As an example, the inter-urban multi-lane highway network of Southern Ontario and Quebec is studied. A number of network-building algorithms are applied to this situation, and the resulting networks compared to the actual network. Some suggestions for further research are noted.

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