Travel is an essential part of everyday life and today most journeys are multimodal. It is the total travel experience that counts and integrated transport must reduce the inconvenience of transfers between modes. Most research and many publications on transport policy advocate sustainable transport, but the priority given to integration has been negligible. Yet integration is one of the most important means to advance sustainable transport and sustainability more generally.
While integrated transport systems are seen to be an ideal, there is a failure to make the transition from policy to practice. The authors argue that the achievement of sustainable transport is still a dream, as an integrated transport policy is a prerequisite for a sustainable transport system. It is only when the two concepts of sustainability and integration operate in the same direction and in a positive way that real progress can be made.
In this book, transportation experts from across the world have addressed the questions about what is integration, why is it so important and why is it so hard to achieve? The book provides an in-depth analysis of these issues and it aims to provide a better understanding of the subject, about what should be strived for, about what is realistic to expect, and about how to move forward towards a more integrated provision of transport infrastructure, services and management.
1. The Need for Integration in Transport Policy and Practice Moshe Givoni and David Banister Section 1: The Main Issues in Integrated Transport 2. Integrated Transport Policy: A Conceptual Analysis Dominic Stead 3. Planning For a Sustainable Travel: Integrating Spatial Planning and Transport Robin Hickman, Catherine Seaborn, Peter Headicar and David Banister 4. The Need for Integrated Institutions and Organisations in Transport Policy – the Case of Transport and Climate Change Karen Anderton 5. Integrated-Transport Policy in Freight Transport Julian Allen, Michael Browne and Allan Woodburn 6.The Value of Reliability and its Relevance in Transport Networks Luca Zamparini and Aura Reggiani 7. Appraisal of Integrated Transport Policies Peter Bakker, Carl Koopmans and Peter Nijkamp Section 2: Application of Integrated Transport Policy 8. Integrating Individual Travel Desires in Transport Planning: What is Too Far and What is Too Close? Yusak O. Susilo 9. Planning Walking Networks and Cycling Networks John Parkin 10. The Role of ICT in Achieving Integrated-Transport Networks Neil Hoose 11. Developing the Rail Network through Better Access to Railway Stations – the Need for Integration Moshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld Section 3: Assessing the Potential Benefits of Integrated Transport Polices 12. Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Integrated Transport Policies and Schemes John Preston 13. A Decision Analysis Framework for Intermodal Transport: Evaluating Different Policy Measures to Stimulate the Market Cathy Macharis, Ethem Pekin and Tom van Lier 14. Integrating the Railways – Key Assessment Issues Torben Holvad 15. Assessing Iintermodal Re-Balance and Integration in Urban Transportation Planning: An Illustration on the Basis of a Sub-Lagoon Tube Plan for Venice Vincenzo Punzo, Vincenzo Torrieri, Maria Teresa Borzacchiello, Biagio Ciuffo and Peter Nijkamp 16. The Effects of Weather and Individual Characteristics on the Speed of Public Transport Trips: An Empirical Study Muhammad Sabir, Jos van Ommeren, Mark Koetse, Piet Rietveld Section 4: The Challenges in Achieving Integrated Transport at National, Regional and City Levels 17. Impediments to Integrative Transport Policies: Lessons from the Case of Modiin Eran Feitelson and Josef Gamlieli 18. Integrating Public Transport Management in France: How to Manage Gaps Between Mono-Scale Policies Pierre Zembri 19. Intermodalism in the U.S.: Issues and Prospects Joseph S. Szyliowicz 20. The Pursuit of Integration: How Far and What Next? David Banister and Moshe Givoni