A New Deal for Transport? The UK's Struggle with the by Iain Docherty, Jon Shaw

By Iain Docherty, Jon Shaw

Comprising contributions from a number of specialists, this quantity bargains a severe 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 the moment analyses of the major concerns.
  • Will tell debate over the way forward for delivery coverage.
  • Includes a Foreword by way of David Begg, Chair of the fee for built-in delivery.

Chapter 1 coverage, Politics and Sustainable shipping: the character of Labour's hassle (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 lower than Labour (pages 158–177): John Preston
Chapter eight Ubiquitous, daily jogging and biking: The Acid try out of a Sustainable shipping 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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In its first Budget, the government even raised the fuel tax escalator – the additional annual increase in fuel duty above inflation introduced by the Conservatives on the advice of the RCEP – from five per cent to six per cent. The sustainability of economic prosperity was highlighted as equally important by Labour. Keen to be portrayed as ‘the party of business’, the new approach to transport policy was presented as being in the interests of key producers. 37 This was seen as particularly important in London, where the reduction of average travel speeds to near nonmotorized levels was perceived as a serious disincentive to economic development.

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Oxford University Press, Oxford. Goodwin, P (1999) Transformation of transport policy in Great Britain, 661. Black, W (1998) Sustainability of transport. In Hoyle, B and Knowles, R (eds) Modern transport geography. Second, revised edition. Wiley, Chichester, 337–51. ’ Greene, D and Wegener, M (1997) Sustainable transport. Journal of Transport Geography, 5, 177–90. This definition is referred to in Chapter 9. ), there are, of course, those in the scientific community who maintain that climate change is not happening, not relevant to the sustainability of the environment and/or not caused by human action.

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