The paper describes briefly how land use policies and transport policies in one of the most urbanised countries in Europe interact and how the goals of these policies are perused. The trend at present is to shift a number of tasks from national to provincial and municipal level. The overall aim is to achieve a sustainable society, meeting present needs without environmental problems in the future. Objectives for the year 2010 are to reduce exhaust emissions, noise and improve road safety. Congestion is to be reduced and the quality of public transport and bicycle facilities improved. Car kilometres travelled are to be limited and the use of car sharing, public transport and bicycles encouraged. Policies are designed to get trip origins and destinations as close together as possible, position businesses correctly in terms of transport needs, reduce parking capacity where alternative modes exist, encourage traffic calming and restrict car access and develop rail station zones. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877018.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 97-108

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  • Accession Number: 00722313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-282-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM