The author investigates how does an individual transport user measure value for money, and how can telling people about transport assist this exercise. As an example, the success achieved by the Oxford City Council in their balanced transport policy which followed public unacceptability of a proposed road through Christ Church Meadow is discussed. The author develops the theme that a comprehensive approach to transport can only be successful if the community at large is aware of the value of money to the community of the many approaches to modes of travel within a community. Examples are given of the measures taken within the City of Oxford to improve the freedom of movement for pedestrians and motor vehicles by the provision of park-and-ride facilities, reserved bus and cycle lanes and the understanding of land use implications for transport. The question of communication is discussed in relation to the changes in the method of government grants towards transport that have evolved following publication of the Local Government Acts of 1972 and 1974, and the need to inform the community at large of future transport policies and programmes. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chartered Institute of Transport, England

    80 Portland Place
    London W1N 4DP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bodger, J M
  • Publication Date: 1977-11


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00173302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1981 12:00AM