1st Edition

Transport Policy and the Environment

Edited By David Banister Copyright 1998

    There is currently considerable concern with limiting the growth of transport demand, the use of resources and related pollution. This book makes a major contribution to the debate on transport and the environment and is likely to become a benchmark against which new research will be developed. Transport Policy and the Environment presents for the first time the results of extensive research: *quantifying the contribution of transport to environmental problems. *assessing the options for resolving those problems. *investigating the conflicts arising from policy implementation. *developing new and better methods of data collection and analysis. It brings together the results of a major research programme funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council on Transport and the Environment and provides a clear view on current policy. It is the major contribution that UK research has made to the debate and provides the first set of substantive results on the effectiveness of policy, and the means by which the impact can be measured and assessed.

    Introduction. Transport and Global Warming: Modelling the Impacts of Alternative Policies. Forecasting Road Traffic Growth: Demograhpic Change and Alternative Policy Scenarios. Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Transort Sector. Public Attitudes to Transport Issues: Findings from the British Social Attitudes Surveys. Logistical Restructuring, Freight Traffic Growth and the Environment. Part 2: Regional Aspects. Introduction. Unintended Effects of Transport Policies. Transport Provision and Regional Development in Europe:Towards a Framework for Appraisal The Environment, Efficient Pricing and Investment in Transport: Environment, Efficient Pricing and Investment in Transport: A Model and Some Results for the UK. Creating Sustainable Supply Chain: Modelling and Key Relationships. Improving Air Quality: Lessons from California. Part 3: Local Aspects. Introduction. The Location of New Residential Developments: Its Influence on Car-Based Travel. ^ Movement and Mobility in the Post-Fordist City. Greener Transport Towns: Publicly Acceptable, Privately Resisted. Anomolies and Biases in the Contingent Valuation Method. Non-User Benefits from Investment in Urban Light Rail: Evidence from Sheffield. Conclusion. Index.


    David Banister

    'A fundamental first-stop for planners, environmentalists, academics and policymakers alike.' - Economic and Social Research Council