Chapter

Getting There

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349842
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.003.0011
Getting There

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This chapter discusses the importance of transport for Londoners and the differing views on problems associated with transport. While Londoners positively talk about transport, many of them also talk negatively about their transport experiences. Many of them were proud to admit that they have invested a lot of thought in their choice of home location, in order to have a good access to schools, jobs and shopping facilities. In some places, they quoted new opportunities such as new roads and new forms of transport as having transformed their quality of life. However, others equally spoke of their negative transport experiences. Their complaint revolved around the litany of lengthening delays, road works, and parking problems on the street and parking places. Interestingly, location did not seem to have much to do with their complaints.

Keywords: transport; Londoners; home location; new roads; road works; parking problems

Chapter.  10014 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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