WIT Press

Chapter 4 - The Forgotten Modes In UK Transport Policy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950471

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

995 kb

Author(s)

W.F. Prendergast & M.I. Hassounah

Abstract

Chapter 4 - The Forgotten modes in UK transport policy W.F. Prendergast, M.I. Hassounah Devon County Council Road Safety Unit, & Department of Abstract UK Transport and Land Use Policy has largely ignored the fact that benign modes actually serve our lives unlike the car which governs them, and hence, by emphasising policy geared towards the needs for roads, of cars, and of the car driving minority, unsustainable forms of living are inadvertently supported clearly contrary to the need for energy consumption and reductions in infrastructure's environmental impacts. A national policy to promote benign modes is required if the aims and hopes of the Rio Earth Summit are to be realised in the UK with any significant impact, and the revised PPG 13 Land Use Guidance issued in 1994 must be adopted with real conviction by all levels of Government in the UK. These issues are considered with reference to how the plight of the vulnerable road users might be improved. 1. Intr

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