Transport Organisation in a Great City
The Case of London
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Originally published in 1974 this book examines the problems confronting the London public transport system in the 1970s. After a brief historical introduction the book then pays particular attention to planning, capital investment, co-ordination, the relationship between transport and housing, the competition between road and rail and the grants paid by central government. There are 15 case studies of significant topics ranging from station car parks to bus lanes, new tube trains to facilities for pedestrians. Although the focus is on London, many of the issues are common to other UK cities and across the world.
Table of Contents
Foreword W. A. Robson 1. The Development of Transport Organisation in London Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century 2. The Roles of the Institutions 3. The Operation of the System Case Studies: A. Thamesmead: Internal and External Transport Links for a New Community B. Staggering of Working Hours C. New Tube Railways in London D. Development at Stations E. Heathrow Airport Railway Link and Terminals F. Station Car Parks G. Environmental Management: Some London Examples H. Improving the Rail Approaches to Cannon Street and Charing Cross J. Monorails and Other New Systems in London K. The A1 Road in London L. Walking in London M. Bus Priority Schemes: The Examples of Tottenham High Road and Piccadilly Bus Lanes N. Alterations to Services P. Operation Moondrop: An Experiment in Out-of-Hours Deliveries of Goods Q. The Implementation of the GLC’s Inner London Parking Area Policy 4. London’s Transport Problems 5. The Choices to be Made in Metropolitan Transport Planning 6. The Organisation of Transport in London: An Appraisal 7. A Better Organisation for Transport Planning and Management in London.
Michael F. Collins and Timothy M. Pharoah