LESSONS FROM TRAVEL PLANNING AND ROAD USER CHARGING FOR POLICY-MAKING: THROUGH IMPERFECTION TO IMPLEMENTATION

This paper uses the theoretical framework for perfect implementation proposed by Gunn in 1978 to analyze two transportation policies in the United Kingdom: travel plans and road user charging. Gunn's framework provides the basis for recommendations for better decision-making that will aid the wider implementation of both policies internationally. It is demonstrated that Gunn's framework allows a systematic categorization of many of the processes that are necessary for implementation of these two measures; however, Gunn's conditions do not cover all the essentials of implementation where travel plans and road use charging are concerned. In particular, there is a need for monitoring, a policy champion, political stability, trust, consideration of public relations, and careful timing. Several lessons are also highlighted from the implementation of travel plans that are of relevance to more general travel behavior change. Travel plans that include disincentives to car use have shown that such measures must be packaged carefully so that benefits are clearly identified.

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  • Authors:
    • Ison, S
    • Rye, T
  • Publication Date: 2003-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00963296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2003 12:00AM