UNRAVELLING THE TRANSPORT WEB. DELIVERING THE NEW TRANSPORT REALISM IN A COMPLEX POLICY ENVIRONMENT - A REPORT ON THE WIDER POLICY CONFLICTS THAT EXIST IN THE TRANSPORT WEB

This report discusses the wider policy conflicts that exist in the UK transport 'web'. The 'new realism' is the recognition that continued exponential growth of road traffic and road capacity are environmentally unacceptable and do not provide a viable solution to traffic problems. The research, on which the report is based, assumes that the new realism in transport is not being delivered, partly because of barriers to its implementation at the local policy level. It considered the questions: (1) what are the barriers to coordinated local transport policy making, and why do they occur? (2) what local solutions are being developed that could be used nationally? (3) how could the outstanding difficulties be overcome by institutional or other changes? Evidence on transport policy issues was collected from four local authorities in North West England. The report examines in turn the following areas critical for local transport planning: (1) changes in local transport governance; (2) incorporating the 'new realism' into transport analysis; (3) changes in local transport strategies to reflect integrated approaches; (4) the changing 'toolkit' for new measures in local transport; and (5) public involvement in local transport planning.

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    Landor Publishing Limited

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  • Authors:
    • BANISTER, C
    • TURNER, J
    • Richardson, T
    • Young, S
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-899650-14-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2000 12:00AM