URBAN TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Amongst the many issues which exercise our minds, that of movement in our towns and its impact on the urban environment is probably the most urgent and complex, and in few other fields are there so many conflicting views on how we should deal with this problem. Not only are attitudes of different interest groups in opposition to each other but, when we examine our own attitudes, we may find that frequently we want mutually exlusive policies to be pursued. When we drive our cars we want a better deal for the motorist but when we get out of them we want all the considerations due to pedestrians. We want to live in quiet areas but we use other people's residential streets as short cuts to dodge congested junctions. We continue to invest enormous sums in the production, purchase and use of vehicles but we are as yet not prepared and use of vehicles but we are as yet not prepared to face the bill to accommodate these vehicles in a civilised manner either on the move or parked or to mount a massive research programme to discover the best way of doing this. There is also much confusion as to the function of different modes of transport as a service to the community and the inter-relationship between transport and the way our towns are structured or re-structed, and few of us can see the picture as a whole. Strategic transport planners are often in conflict with local interests and local pressure groups frequently fail to see their problems as an integral part of overall transport considerations. It may therefore be fruitful to look at the total problem as it emerges from considerations at the local to the city-wide scale. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Southampton

    Highfield Campus
    Southampton, Hampshire  United Kingdom  SO17 1BJ
  • Authors:
    • BOR, W
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00260834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Theme 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM