The author examines the extent to which local freedom of choice is a reality and desirable. He relates this to the current debate in the context of the proposed abolition of metropolitan counties and the GLC. The constraints - available resources and intended results of an action -are discussed from the point of view of transport professionals and elected members. The author considers whether alleged restraints on freedom of choice stem from an inadequate appreciation of the consequences of alternative options/policies rather than any actual usurping of power. A fundamental question arises over whether the lines of communication through the transport professionals and the lay elected members, to the policy making bodies of local and national government work properly. The County of Hertfordshire is presented as a model for good working arrangements. For the covering abstract of the seminar see TRIS 451249. (TRRL)

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    • Transport Policy. Proceedings of Seminar J held at the 12th PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, 10-13 July 1984, Volume P252.
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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Fells, P
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  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Pagination: p. 177-187

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 086050-137-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM