Automobile travel reduction in urban areas and city centers, case study : Ankara

Akar, Gülşah
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Citation Formats
G. Akar, “Automobile travel reduction in urban areas and city centers, case study : Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.