The author considers how government transport policy has furthered the aims of the 1977 White Paper 'Transport Policy' which included improvement of the environment, avoidance of the waste of finite fuel, a reduction in the cost of travel, a reduction of the suffering caused by road accidents and provision for the transport of people without a car. Surveys carried out ten years later are referred to which show that none of these aims have been achieved. The author considers the reaction of the Secretary of State and suggests he might look for a more environmentally-friendly mode of transport and choose walking. Policies to promote walking are then discussed, in particular how planning policy could be modified. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877084.

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hillman, M
  • Publication Date: 1990


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-566-05794-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM