STRATEGIC APPROACH TO TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION: THE BOSTON AUTO-RESTRICTED ZONE

In designing and advocating government policies, an important consideration often overlooked by policy advocates is the strategy or strategies that can be used to overcome obstacles to implementation. In a recent book on the implementation of social programs, for example, Walter Williams concluded that "the lack of concern for implementation is currently the crucial policy analysis, and experimentation in social policy areas". As well, several recent studies have explored the politics of implementation and have demonstrated the high degree of diversity and complexity in terms of actors, bureaucratic imperatives, and compliance mechanisms often found in this process. Very few of these studies, however, have looked at how strategies can be used to overcome different levels of opposition to project or program implementation. In this paper, the implementation of an auto restricted zone in downtown Boston is examined in light of the sources of opposition to the proposed project and the strategies used by project advocates to overcome this opposition. (Author/TRRL)

  • Authors:
    • Lloyd, E
    • Meyer, M D
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00389307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM