ACCESSIBILITY AT THE CROSS-ROADS: TRANSLATING ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES ANDEXPECTATIONS INTO TRANSPORT POLICY

In September 1992, NRMA conducted a survey of members to help establish whether the organisation should have a greater involvement in environmentalmatters. The main objectives of the survey were to rate and rank the importance of key environmental issues. Over 33,000 people responded to the survey with results indicating that there is generally a high degree of concern for the environment and strong agreement that NRMA should pay more attention to environmental issues. Issues such as air pollution, depletion of the ozone layer and energy conservation were considered most important,while the more specific issues of lead and noise pollution were considered of lesser relative importance. The process of review continued with a joint NRMA/Australian Council of Social Services project in 1992 exploring the relationships between the environment, social justice and the car. NRMA has since developed a new package of policies related to the environment. Some of the most important policy changes in relation to environmentalmatters include detailed policies on land use planning, recognition of the importance of transport pricing, support for improved urban public transport and recognition of alternative transport modes. (a) For the coveringentry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861490.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 347-63

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  • Accession Number: 00674950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7325-0660-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM