POLICIES TO RECONCILE ECONOMIC ISSUES

In this paper the author considers the rise in motorisation, notes the impossibility of coping with it and puts forward an alternative scenario. Several items of conventional wisdom are turned on their head such as the inferiority of public transport which has been disproved in France and Switzerland. A need is identified for an integrated approach which would combine a) an improvement in the quality and scale of public transport provision, b) traffic calming, c) advanced traffic management systems, d) road pricing and e) a restricted amount of road building. It is suggested that although such a strategy would be based on arguments of economic efficiency, energy conservation targets would also be met. The importance of including an element of pricing is discussed. For the covering abstract see IRRD 862007.

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    INSTITUTE OF ENERGY

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  • Authors:
    • Goodwin, P B
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00662210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-902597-41-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM