DOWNTOWN AUTO RESTRAINT POLICIES. ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING URBAN TRANSPORT INNOVATIONS

The article explains political and institutional opposition to car restraint measures. It is argued that these are "fragile" policy initiatives facing obstacles in (1) building political support, (2) securing approvals from decision-makers, and, (3) being implemented by public agencies. Although these problems affect any car restraint proposal, the feasibility of specific restraint measures is influenced by features of policy design, restrictions in force and requirements of state and law. It is concluded that in selecting a restraint option planners should evaluate political and administrative feasibility as well as the probable impact on transport and net benefits or costs.

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Howitt, A M
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00330694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM