In this paper the results of a series of studies conducted to enable the London Planning Advisory Committee to provide advice on strategic transport policy for London is presented. The analytical approach combined the use of an area-based, multi-modal strategic model, the London Area Model (LAM) and professional judgment. The performance of LAM as a basis for providing rapid advice on complex issues in transport policy is assessed. The resulting policy advice advocated a coherent approach, involving new infrastructure, particularly for rail; improved management of the road and public transport networks; the use of subsidy to enhance public transport service levels; and road user charges to reduce the impact of private vehicles on congestion and the environment. Road user charges emerged as the pivotal issue in the policy; the paper discusses their role, and the questions which still need to be resolved before they can be implemented. The main message of the study is that no one element of transport policy can tackle London's problems alone; an integrated policy in which infrastructure provision, management and pricing are used to complement one another is shown to be far more effective. (Author/TRRL)

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    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

    Kluwer Academic Pub Group, Distribution Center, P.O. Box 322
    3300 AH Dordrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • May, A D
    • GARDNER, K E
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 257-277
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  • Accession Number: 00609577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM