THE POLITICS OF URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING

Highway construction policies encourage the use of private vehicles, the dispersal of residential areas and the reduced patronage of public services. Public service improvements generate the opposite trends. The balancing or mixing of these two policies is complex, and methods of effectively achieving the combined benefits of both are not well developed. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the importance of transport planning in cities, to present the basic arguments of the two policies, and to analyse the processes by which these arguments were resolved in the three county boroughs of Portsmouth, Southampton and Nottingham during the period 1947 to 1974. The chapter headings are as follows: (1) transportation in urban areas; (2) theories of urban policy making; (3) research methods; (4) relevant environment of transportation planning 1947-1974; (5) case studies: Portsmouth, Southampton and Nottingham; (6) analysis of the technicians in the policy making process; (7) analysis of community groups in the policy making process; (8) analysis of the politicians in the policy making process; (9) conclusions (measures of needs and resources, implications). /TRRL/

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    Earth Resources Research Limited

    40 James Street
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  • Authors:
    • Grant, J
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00184300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM