Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000
The UK fuel tax protests of September 2000 generated considerable debate about fuel prices and taxation and put transport in the media spotlight. Away from the immediate events and debates surrounding the protests, the experience offered the opportunity for longer-term lessons on transport to be gained. The editors of this volume, Glenn Lyons and Kiron Chatterjee, saw the opportunity to get fresh insight into car dependence and conducted a large-scale travel behaviour survey to find out how car users coped when restricted in being able to buy petrol. This book presents their findings and collects together articles written by other researchers on a range of topics including fuel taxation, transport pricing, policy acceptability, travel behaviour and goods distribution.
’...a definitive view of the September 2000 fuel crisis.’ Teletext ’Given the extraordinary circumstances in which the research and the book were conceived, the fact there is any such research output is impressive, while the existence of such a comprehensive account is remarkable.’ Local Transport Today '...Provides an interesting overview of the drift in transport policy over the last three decades which no government has yet managed to address effectively.' Parliamentary Affairs 'As a contribution to knowledge this book is outstandingly welcome and its value will remain substantial for all who seek to understand 'what happened and why'...praiseworthy work of analysis.' The Journal of Transport History