The author argues that peak hour car restraint would further erode off peak bus services. He suggests that priority be given to buses because they are the means of most journeys to work in urban areas. Buses at peak periods, because of their high load factors, use energy and road space more efficiently than the private car. There is also a large bias towards low income earners amongst bus passengers. Evidence is given that only in some medium sized urban areas are more than half the work trips made by car, and that high levels of car commuting can only be achieved by increasing road capacity or by planning the location of industry to facilitate car movement. Although peak hour car restraint may have some undesirable side effects, these can be minimised by a number of mechanisms available to local authorities. Before it can be given a fair trial, the political will is needed to pursue the policy of car restraint. /TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • HAMER, M
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  • Accession Number: 00138867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1982 12:00AM