WIT Press

Moving Forward Beyond 2000

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950171

Volume

18

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

991 kb

Author(s)

R.L. Williams

Abstract

Between 1981 and 1991 car ownership in Lothian increased by 45% and national projections to 2001 indicate a further 20-33% increase. The Council does not wish to build more roads simply to cater for increased traffic. Instead there is a long term aim of giving the streets of Lothian back to people. Since it was formed it has worked for economic development with improvements in road safety and a healthier environment . The more vulnerable transport users have been aided in part by increasing their degree of segregation from others. This paper looks at measures: 1) which have led to an increase in numbers of local train travellers 2) which it is hoped will stablise the decline in use of local bus services. In town centres some streets are being pedes- trianised, in others foot

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