CHANGING DIRECTIONS. A REPORT FROM THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON TRANSPORT

This book presents a detailed discussion of all aspects of transport. The need for such a study is briefly discussed and some basic statistics on transport in Great Britain are given. Resource needs are considered together with a projection of resource supply, with particular attention to energy. Details of costs such as accidents, pollution, and the over-use of the natural environment are provided. The need for mobility is discussed and the effects of relative changes in it are analysed in terms of both locational effects and the effects on different user groups. Techniques used for formulating transport policy and for decision- making are described, with particular attention to cost benefit analysis and car ownership forecasting. Policy for urban situations is suggested, using physical restriction and subsidy; in rural areas subsidy is particularly important and for the inter-urban travel re-appraisal of the roads programme, rail plans and freight movement is necessary. The summary and conclusions suggest a wide range of measures and appendices include additional information such as the position of the three major political parties on transport, urban mobility problems of the elderly, impact on rural life of declining public transport services, transport in Scotland etc., mention is made of the TRRL's methods of forecasting future transport. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coronet Books, Hodden Paperbacks, Limited

    St Paul's House, Warwick Lane
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Montefiore, H
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 365 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1982 12:00AM