An eleven-strong Transport Planning Working Party was established and first met in September 1994, with representatives from local government, academia, consultancies and other organisations. Its objectives were to develop the ideas put forward at a seminar held in June 1994, identify the needs of the profession and investigate the extent to which these needs are being met by the existing institutions and organisations. This paper represents the results of the Working Party's further research and discussion. It sets out a brief history of transport planning in the UK and assesses the changes now affecting the profession. The professional needs of transport planners are set out against this background, leading to proposals as to the role of professional bodies in the future. Comments are made on the activities of the existing bodies in the field and how they are reacting to change. The culmination of the document is the identification of the key issues and the options which exist for their resolution. The intention has been to seek the widest possible consultation on these proposals among UK transport planning professionals in order to achieve a consensus on the way forward.

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    Landor Publishing Limited

    Quadrant House 250 Kennington Lane
    London SE11 5RD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BAYLISS, D
    • STONHAM, P
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 17-32
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  • Accession Number: 00720884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM