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A New Deal for Transport?. The UK's struggle with the sustainable transport agenda. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 2246326
  • Book
  • August 2003
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 284 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Comprising contributions from a range of experts, this book offers a critical commentary on the Blair government′s sustainable transport policy and its implementation.

The volume is divided into three sections. The first section reviews links between sustainability and transport policy, and examines the political realities surrounding the delivery of a sustainable transport agenda. The second focuses on progress in policy implementation, evaluating the extent to which Labour s own policy goals have been achieved. The final section looks at the likely trajectory of sustainable transport policy in the UK until 2010. The book includes a Foreword by David Begg, Chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport.

Firmly rooted within an appreciation of the politics of transport, this book will make a valuable contribution to debates about future policy.

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Series Editors Preface ix

Notes on Contributors x

Foreword xiv

Preface xviii

List of Abbreviations xxii

Part I Policy and Politics 1

1 Policy, Politics and Sustainable Transport: The Nature of Labour s Dilemma 3
Iain Docherty

2 Devolution and Sustainable Transport 30
Austin Smyth

3 Local Transport Planning under Labour 51
Geoff Vigar and Dominic Stead

Part II Progress in Policy Implementation 73

4 Roads and Traffic Congestion Policies: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 75
William Walton

5 A Railway Renaissance? 108
Jon Shaw and John Farrington

6 Light Rail and the London Underground 135
Richard Knowles and Peter White

7 A Thoroughbred in the Making? The Bus Industry under Labour 158
John Preston

8 Ubiquitous, Everyday Walking and Cycling: The Acid Test of a Sustainable Transport Policy 178
Rodney Tolley

9 Air Transport Policy: Reconciling Growth and Sustainability? 198
Brian Graham

Part III The Future 227

10 Towards a Genuinely Sustainable Transport Agenda for the United Kingdom 229
Phil Goodwin

Index 245

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