THE AMSTERDAM REFERENDUM ABOUT AN ALMOST CAR FREE TOWN CENTRE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE PREFERENCES OF VOTERS

HET AMSTERDAMSE REFERENDUM OVER EEN AUTOLUWE BINNENSTAD: EEN ANALYSE VAN DE VOORKEUREN VAN KIEZERS

This paper gives an analysis of the preferences of voters in Amsterdam with respect to the referendum about car use in the inner city. This analysis is interesting both for political scientists, and for persons studying the social and political constraints in transport policy. These constraints determine to a considerable extent the options available to policy makers. The scenario to reduce car use in the inner city received considerable support from voters in the inner city compared with voters elsewhere. It appears from the analysis that this is due more to a difference in inner city voters' political sympathies than to other factors. There is little evidence that voters living in the inner city have a different perception of the pros and cons of the policy scenarios compared with voters living in other parts of the city. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 862276.

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  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 273-291

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM