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Traffic jam? Policy debates after 10 years of ‘sustainable’ transport

Phil Goodwin

in Traffic jam

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.003.0011
Traffic jam? Policy debates after 10 years of ‘sustainable’ transport

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the developments in transport policy in Great Britain since the launch the White Paper A New Deal for Transport in 1998. It suggests that criticisms of why Britain finds itself stuck in a transport-policy traffic jam are entirely valid, and they come at a time when the government stands to waste further resources and opportunities if they are not addressed. The chapter argues that the right policies to pursue are those that deliver benefits in improved access to goods and activities without relying on increasing vehicle movement.

Keywords: transport policy; Great Britain; New Deal; improved access; vehicle movement

Chapter.  5131 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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