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Article Lead[edit]

~~I have some problems with the opening sentence... I do not agree that it is a branch of urban geography, and I would like to alter the sentence stating that transportation geography is based on vehicular movements...

any thoughts?~~

Yes, transportation geograpghy is base on vehicular movements but it is closely associated with urban geography because it examines where we live, how we get around, the structure of cities and the patterns of cities on the landscape. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Smconley (talkcontribs) 01:05, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
~~Okay fine, I agree that it is "vehicularly based" I just feel that it is a poorly constructed preview of the topic. no offense.~~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])
Transportation geography takes into account that, even for vehicular travel, people have to walk to a car or a bus, so I don't think it should be restricted to vehicular travel. It's more about the networks and modes that people use, and walking is one possible mode of travel. Leehach (talk) 02:25, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Transport Geography[edit]


I want to first of all appreciate the efforts of the Volunteers who have kept Wikipedia Encyclopaedia running. The service is very useful and apt.

However, I have just observed in the content and discussion on Transport Geography, the omission of Pipeline as a mode/means of transportation. I do not intend to blame anyone for this omission because it is common in literature to overlook the critical role of Pipeline Transportation especially in the conveyance of oil and gas from oilfields to refineries and from refineries to final destination either for consumption or export purposes. Therefore, I do wish to advocate that pipeline should be added as a mode/means of transportation.

Overcoming spatial disparity in the location of oil and gas resources, all over the world, is usually done through pipelines. In the US for instance, there about 1.9 miles of pipeline right-of-way transporting gas and oil, from within and outside the country. Likewise in Nigeria, there is close to 8,000km length of pipeline (offshore and onshore) transporting oil and gas across board. I do hope my humble submission is considered and accepted.

Thanks for the anticipated understanding and cooperation.

Best wishes,

Babatunde Anifowose Doctoral Researcher

Transportation modes:[edit]

The following appeared as the last sentence in the above section: “Also water transportation is based upon early constructioning from railroad.” I found the sentence unclear and suspect most readers would. The key, most likely, is a definition of constructioning. Our local library queried an on-line source with over one hundred general and technical dictionaries, and came up empty-handed on the existence of such a word. For me, it boiled down to this: the article would suffer less without the sentence than with it, so I deleted the sentence. Pendright (talk) 17:11, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Modes of transportation[edit]

I've added rail transportation as another mode of transportation, there needs to be sources cited for the others. There are also more forms of transportation relating to transportation geography than automobile, train and water.Mcpherko (talk) 01:58, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Road Transportation/Maritime Transportation[edit]

Both categories seemed to be lacking citation so I added a short amount of information that I found and then gave both citations.DustinD (talk) 07:34, 27 February 2017 (UTC)