THE LONG MARCH FROM REALISM TO REALITY - THIS VOLUME DRAWS OUT AND ANALYSES THE MAIN FINDINGS FROM THE FIVE INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE SERIES PLACING THEM IN THE CONTEXT

This report presents and analyses the main findings of five individual research projects, financed by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, and places them in the context of the evolution of transport policy. Many interviews were conducted in three UK towns and nationally, to find out people's aspirations for transport policy and their expectations of how far they could be achieved locally and nationally. These inquiries were complemented by two studies which examined the practical problems and opportunities for formulating new transport policies in specific areas. The 'new realism' discussed by the report is the recognition that continued exponential growth of road traffic and road capacity are environmentally unacceptable and, in any case, do not provide a viable solution to traffic problems. The report first outlines the Transport Bill 1999, then discusses human behaviour in an analysis which points out weaknesses in the Bill's approach to road pricing policy. It then comments on some environmental concerns, especially those relating to land use, living space, and air pollution. Its main section is concerned with developing practical policies nationally and locally, and includes discussions of policy instruments, the fragmented decision environment, road pricing, finance, timing, public involvement, the attitudes of developers, and the likely transport investment in the next ten years.

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    Landor Publishing Limited

    Quadrant House 250 Kennington Lane
    London SE11 5RD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CHISHOLM, M
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-899650-19-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2000 12:00AM