The transport debate

The transport debate

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At a time when transport is high on the political agenda and government decision-making is being vigorously scrutinised, there is a need for an incisive and accessible analysis of the key policy issues. This book is a highly readable introduction to the transport debate from two experts in the field. The authors celebrate the advantages of a modern transport system, but argue that years of poorly conceived and executed transport policy have resulted in Britaina€™s transport system being far worse than it should be. They show that a substandard transport system creates economic, social and environmental costs, but demonstrate how these can be addressed through affordable and politically deliverable changes. Using a refreshingly novel approach, Shaw and Docherty use the familiar idea of the journey as the basis for their discussion. The book follows members of the Smith family as they uncover a wide array of transport issues, including why the problems we all encounter as we travel around actually come about; which policy trade-offs were responsible for creating them in the first place; what impacts we all have to suffer as a result; and what we can do to fix them. This lively and engaging approach will make the book ideal for a wide readership.Butatleast there are no parking problems: therea#39;s never any trouble finding a space, and unlike the a#39;exorbitanta#39; fees thatsome of her friends who work in the city centre tell her they have to pay, Susan can park the Toyota RAV4 right outside her office for free. ... level of demandand other additional factors such as disruption caused by road works, traffic incidents andthe state of the weather ( Downs, 2004).

Title:The transport debate
Author:Jon Shaw, Iain Docherty
Publisher:Policy Press - 2014-01-07


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