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The Supply-Demand Structural Contradictions in Transportation: An Analysis of the Disparities both Temporal and Spatial in China

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DOI: 10.23977/ftte.2024.040105 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 209


Borui Gao 1


1 Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Centre, Science and Technology South Road, Shenzhen, China

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Borui Gao


This paper delves into the intricate tapestry of transportation supply and demand, unraveling the structural contradictions that give rise to disparities both spatial and temporal. In China, these disparities are particularly pronounced—evident in the stark contrasts of congestion and idleness that mark different periods, locales, modes of transport, and service tiers (notably high-speed train versus general train). A meticulous examination of these phenomena reveals the root causes: the compressibility of time and space, along with the imbalance of distribution. To address these issues, this paper proposes a multi-faceted approach encompassing the continuous augmentation and enhancement of transportation supply, the scientific management of demand, the construction and refinement of a comprehensive transport network, the optimization of urban planning and construction, and the reforming of policy measures to alleviate high-density demand.


Structural Contradictions, Transportation Supply and Demand, Resolution Strategies


Borui Gao, The Supply-Demand Structural Contradictions in Transportation: An Analysis of the Disparities both Temporal and Spatial in China. Frontiers in Traffic and Transportation Engineering (2024) Vol. 4: 39-48. DOI:


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