THE FORMULATION OF TRANSPORT POLICIES IN BRITISH CONURBATIONS, 1990-1995

This paper examines the way in which integrated transport studies emerged in the late 1980s against a back-drop of deregulation of transport and a general loosening of planning controls. They are contrasted with earlier and abandoned approaches to the formulation of conurbation plans. The policy context for the new studies is described and the origins of the two important themes for transport - environmental targets and economic regeneration - are traced. The way in which these broader policy themes have been tackled in practice is illustrated through a case study of Leeds, by reference to the strategy study of 1990. The paper concludes with a brief introduction to the package approach and identifies a need to generate new ideas (packages) at a local level (bottom-up) to make objective-led planning fully effective. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 198-204
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 111
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM