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Visions for the future of transport: Approaching consensus?

Tight, M, Page, M and Bristow, A (1999) Visions for the future of transport: Approaching consensus? International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 6 (4). pp. 305-311.

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Many cities and national authorities have made substantial progress in developing transport strategies to reconcile environmental pressures with the increasing demand for travel. However, there is still some doubt as to what are they key ingredients of a successful strategy and progress in implementing such changes has been slow. Research is needed to better understand what are the essential ingredients to a balanced transport policy, the constraints, which are preventing these from being implemented, and the acceptability of such changes. This paper reports on the outcomes of a project funded under the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund research programme 'From Realism to Reality', which aims to identify the elements necessary for a successful transport policy in the UK into the 21st century. The project seeks to develop a vision for the transport system of the future through an understanding of the extent of the current problems in the transport sector and an examination of the range and effectiveness of options and instruments available to resolve them. The paper examines a range of visions that are currently in the public domain. Results show that there is a degree of consistency in the general aims and objectives of such visions, but that there is rather less consensus in the means proposed to achieve those aims.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Tight, M
Page, M
Date : 1 December 1999
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:52
Last Modified : 25 Jan 2020 00:28

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