By Iain Docherty, Jon Shaw

ISBN-10: 0470773731

ISBN-13: 9780470773734

ISBN-10: 1405106301

ISBN-13: 9781405106306

Comprising contributions from a number specialists, this quantity deals a serious observation at the government's sustainable delivery coverage.

  • A severe remark at the Blair government's sustainable shipping coverage and its implementation.
  • Firmly rooted in an appreciation of the politics of this debatable box.
  • Experts give a contribution up to date analyses of the foremost concerns.
  • Will tell debate over the way forward for shipping coverage.
  • Includes a Foreword by means of David Begg, Chair of the fee for built-in delivery.

Chapter 1 coverage, Politics and Sustainable shipping: the character of Labour's challenge (pages 3–29): Iain Docherty
Chapter 2 Devolution and Sustainable delivery (pages 30–50): Austin Smyth
Chapter three neighborhood delivery making plans below Labour (pages 51–72): Geoff Vigar and Dominic Stead
Chapter four Roads and traffic jam regulations: One breakthrough, Steps again (pages 75–107): William Walton
Chapter five A Railway Renaissance? (pages 108–134): Jon Shaw and John Farrington
Chapter 6 mild Rail and the London Underground (pages 135–157): Richard Knowles and Peter White
Chapter 7 A ‘Thoroughbred’ within the Making? The Bus less than Labour (pages 158–177): John Preston
Chapter eight Ubiquitous, daily strolling and biking: The Acid attempt of a Sustainable delivery coverage (pages 178–197): Rodney Tolley
Chapter nine Air delivery coverage: Reconciling progress and Sustainability? (pages 198–225): Brian Graham
Chapter 10 in the direction of a really Sustainable delivery time table for the uk (pages 229–244): Phil Goodwin

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50 In its early months, the government had looked towards road pricing as the most credible solution to the congestion problem. Many transport academics and professionals, led by Goodwin, argued that the price mechanism could be applied to ration the supply of road space in the same way as any other scarce resource. The elegance of road pricing as a remedy for congestion is that it generates large revenue streams for investment in quality public transport alternatives, as well as prioritising scarce road space towards high value users.

At the 1997 UN conference on climate change in Kyoto, one of its first major international summits, the new government (represented by Prescott) supported the adoption of the protocols committing developed nations to significantly reducing their carbon emissions to below 1990 levels by 2010. Since transport was estimated to account for around 25 per cent of the UK’s emissions – with road vehicles accounting for four fifths of the transport total – this was widely seen at the time to be an important early signal that the new government was indeed prepared to act to reduce the environmental impact of transport generally, and road traffic in particular.

It seems that the car-owning democracy is alive and well. Introducing the Rest of the Book The remainder of the book analyses the government’s transport strategies and record of delivery in greater detail. The first section, ‘Policy and Politics’, continues by examining the roles of the different levels of government in the UK in implementing the sustainable transport agenda. In Chapter 2, Austin Smyth reviews how devolution, one of Labour’s ‘big ideas’, has influenced the development of transport policies by different administrations across the United Kingdom.

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