THE TRANS-PENNINE CORRIDOR STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT MULTI-MODAL STUDY

The Trans-Pennine road and rail study, led by MVA on behalf of regional interests in England, preceded the current series of Government-backed multi-modal studies in the UK. It concluded that no reduction in the study area's traffic growth could be achieved, even when radical demand measures were applied. This article discusses the recent complementary study of the Trans-Pennine corridor by the Commission for Integrated Transport, whose findings suggest that road traffic growth, especially between cities, will not be stopped by the new powers associated with the Government's Transport White Paper. The EU transport Directorate-General supported a model-based assessment of existing and projected transport and land use patterns, to assess the environmental effects of a wide range of multi-modal and demand-management options on the corridor. The main objective was to develop and apply a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) method to facilitate the development of a sustainable environmental and development strategy over the corridor. A table describes very briefly the main components and features of the ten policy options tested. Congestion in the corridor is likely to become very much worse, whatever option is chosen. Four other key findings are outlined, together with further research that is needed.

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    INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION

    6 ENDSLEIGH STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Authors:
    • CALLERY, M
    • PODGETT, M
  • Publication Date: 2000-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00798023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2000 12:00AM