THE ROLE OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITY PLANNER

An account is given of transport problems emphasizing the conflict between availability of cars and limitations on fuel resources. Past planning policies and the increase in movement they caused are described and future policies suggested. Broader issues are reviewed including the use of other non-renewable resources and the problems of noise, pollution and visual intrusion. It is suggested that the role of the town planner would be in working in collaboration with the engineer and public transport operators where he would be able to contribute in fields where intangible environmental considerations are involved. In the discussion which follows, the effect of the fuel crisis on transport planning is considered and delegates describe experiences of teamwork. Other topics covered included segregation by time and the problems of public transport in residential areas, particularly new towns. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the symposium of Co-ordinating Public Transport.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Castle-Upon-Tyne University

    New Castle-Upon-Tyne,   England 

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wood, A A
    • Ennor, P D
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00137959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM