PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORT DECISIONS

This paper is a sequel to an earlier paper [IRRD E , TEC, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp 487-491 (October 1999)] about the technical issues to be considered when locating bus stops in rural areas. The present paper lists some research projects at University College London (UCL), which involved extensive public participation, and discusses some issues relevant to public participation in transport decisions in general. The UCL research projects listed are: (1) APTRA, to investigate the design, operation, and impacts of fully accessible rural bus services, using a valley in Cumbria, England, as an example; (2) PATH, to evaluate the operation of a dense-network fully accessible bus service in East London; (3) APEX, to develop a methodology for evaluating accessibility with respect to public transport; and (4) EXCALIBUR, to design fully accessible bus stops, with examples from trials in East London. The paper considers participation, as opposed to consultation, in decisions about transport and planning, including traffic management measures such as bus stops, traffic calming, and one-way systems, vehicle specifications, and proposed urban developments like residential areas, offices, and shopping centres. It discusses practicalities and implications of public participation, including timing, who should participate, meetings, duration, accessibility, information, and cost.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • TYLER, N
    • Brown, N
  • Publication Date: 2000-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 2000 12:00AM