Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847420725 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781847420732 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Traffic jam

Ten years of 'sustainable' transport in the UK

Edited by Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

Traffic jam

Edited by Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847420725 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781847420732 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
This informed and lively book offers a timely analysis of the UK government's sustainable - or subsequently 'integrated' - transport policy 10 years after the publication of "A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone". Written by prominent transport experts and with a foreword by Christian Wolmar, the book identifies the modest successes and, sadly, the far more significant failures in government policy over the last decade. The authors also uncover why it has proved so difficult to adopt a more sustainable approach to transport and break Britain's love-affair with the car.The book reviews the links between the idea of sustainability and transport policy, and provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the political realities surrounding the delivery of a sustainable transport agenda in the UK. It picks up on the principal components of "A New Deal for Transport" and evaluates to what extent these have, or haven't, been delivered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The contributors analyse why delivering sustainable transport policies seems to present particular difficulties to ministers across the UK, and considers the UK's experience in an international perspective. The book draws lessons from the last 10 years in order to better inform future policy development. "Traffic Jam" is an indispensable analysis of the difficulties involved in turning policy ideals into practical reality, and as such will be of interest to scholars, students, planners, policy analysts and policy makers.
Contents
Part One: Policy and politics
New deal or no new deal? A decade of 'sustainable' transport in the UK - Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty
Devolution and the UK's new transport policy landscape - Danny MacKinnon and Geoff Vigar

Part Two: Progress in policy implementation
Roads and traffic: from 'predict and provide' to 'making best use' - Graham Parkhurst and Geoff Dudley
Is Labour delivering a sustainable railway? - John Preston
Buses and light rail: stalled en route? - Richard D. Knowles and Pedro Abrantes
Walking and cycling: easy wins for a sustainable transport policy? - Rodney Tolley
UK air travel: taking off for growth? - Brian Graham
Economic versus environmental sustainability for ports and shipping: charting a new course? - David Pinder

Part Three: Ten years since
A new deal for transport: signposts to the UK's transport future? Transport for London: success despite Westminster? - Peter White
Mind the gap! The UK's record in European perspective - Tom Rye
Traffic jam? Policy debates after 10 years of 'sustainable' transport - Phil Goodwin
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