ROAD TRAFFIC REDUCTION TARGETS: THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

This paper examines road traffic reduction targets and their importance to overall transport policy, in the light of recent LPAC experience in developing a London-wide approach to road traffic reduction. It briefly considers the requirements of the 1997 and 1998 Road Traffic Reduction Acts, and discusses the links between road traffic reduction and local authorities' Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) responsibilities. To help London Boroughs to prepare road traffic reduction plans, the London Planning Advisory Committee (LPAC) recently published its consultation document "A Strategy for Road Traffic Reduction in London", which aims to start a debate on road traffic reduction in relation to transport policy in London. This document is based on the results of a study conducted by consultants Halcrow Fox in association with The South East Institute of Public Health (SEIPH). The study's first stage set road traffic reduction targets for Central, Inner, and Outer London, and later for individual London Boroughs. Its second stage developed an integrated land use planning and transport policy framework, within which the Boroughs would be able to meet these targets. The paper lists the components needed for the strategy, and draws specific conclusions for London and general conclusions on road traffic reduction. For the covering abstract see ITRD E105245.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00794941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM