WORLD RESEARCH IN TRANSPORT ECONOMICS: SHORT-DISTANCE PASSENGER TRAVEL

The reduction of disamenities caused by car traffic is a major objective in all cities. To bring about behavioural change, to make better use of public transport, briefing the public on the alternatives available is an important strategy. Increasing levels of non motorised transport by walking or cycling short trips in towns is another possibility. To bring about these changes it is necessary to win over the policymakers, planners and the public. The introduction of an urban infrastructure user charge, varying with the time and day, may be a powerful economic deterrent to the use of the car. It is, in fact, by combining a number of complementary measures that greater and substantial use of ecological modes can be achieved.

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  • Accession Number: 00729801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM