The report forms part of a response to the Government's invitation to take part in the debate on transport policy. It also considers the Government's views set out in an April 1996 Green Paper "Transport - The Way Forward". The report concentrates on the role of public transport in meeting urban travel demand. Suggestions are made of how public transport improvements can contribute to sustainable development policies by reducing the growth in road traffic, helping to make towns and cities more attractive and economically successful places to live and work in. The recommendations are particularly relevant to larger towns and cities and Outer London. Central and Inner London are special cases and are not specifically considered. Public transport in smaller towns is in some cases of limited relevance, and in this case the main requirement is to encourage shorter journeys that can be undertaken by alternative means to the car. Past trends, the results of strategy studies and schemes are given in annexes.

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    Chartered Institute of Transport, England

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  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Pagination: 74 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00729258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-898764-10-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM