Urban Buses in Northern England

Author: Peter Tucker

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

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Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 491

A pictorial record of the area's bus scene in urban areas. Urban Buses in Northern England will be of immense interest to bus enthusiasts.

Productivity in Urban Transportation

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Urban Affairs of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session ....

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on Urban Affairs

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ISBN:

Category: Local transit

Page: 264

View: 826

Productivity in Urban Transportation

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Urban Affairs of ..., 94-1, April 8 and 29, May 6 and 13, and July 3, 1974

Author: United States. Congress. Economic Joint Committee

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Page: 15

View: 900

A Mobile Century?

Changes in Everyday Mobility in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Author: Colin G. Pooley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 770

For most people in the developed world, the ability to travel freely on a daily basis is almost taken for granted. Although there is a large volume of literature on contemporary mobility and associated transport problems, there are no comprehensive studies of the ways in which these trends have changed over time. This book provides a detailed empirical analysis of mobility change in Britain over the twentieth century. Beginning with an explanatory theoretical overview, setting the UK case studies within an international context, the book then analyses changes in the journey to school, the journey to work, and travelling for pleasure. It also looks at the ways in which changes in mobility have interacted with changes in the family life cycle and assesses the impact of new transport technologies on everyday mobility. It concludes by examining the implications of past mobility change for contemporary transport policy.

The Urban Transport Crisis in Europe and North America

Author: J. Pucher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 246

Increasing levels of auto ownership and use are causing severe social, economic, and environmental problems in virtually all countries in Europe and North America. This book documents the worsening transport crisis and differences among countries in their urban transport and land-use systems. The focus is on public policies to deal with urban transport problems. Through in-depth case studies of eight countries, the book seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative solutions to transport problems, and thus a way out of the transport crisis.

Recent Developments in Urban Transportation

Followup Report of the NATO/CCMS Urban Transportation Pilot Study

Author: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society

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Category: Urban transportation

Page: 72

View: 344

Bus services after the Spending Review

eighth report of session 2010-12, Vol. 1: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 964

The Transport Committee reports that extensive cuts to rural, evening and weekend bus services are damaging the ability of many people - especially the old, young or disabled - to participate in employment, education or voluntary work and to access vital services such as healthcare and retail facilities. In a review of England's bus services (outside London) after the Spending Review, the Committee warns that even deeper cuts in bus services are likely in 2012-13, as local authorities struggle to deal with budgetary reductions, and calls for the concessionary travel scheme to be preserved so that the elderly and disabled continue to enjoy free bus travel. The Committee also concludes that the concessionary fares scheme was 'discriminatory' because it did not apply to most community transport providers - usually independent charities that provide transport such as dial-a-ride bus services. It calls on the Department for Transport to monitor the extent of service cutbacks made this year and to review service provision again after BSOG (Bus Service Operator Grant) grant cuts take effect in 2012 - 13 so that it can analyse and draw conclusions about the wider costs and benefits of its policy changes to the country as a whole. The Local Government Association should identify and disseminate information about good and bad practice in the delivery of cost effective, flexible services including community transport and/or area-based transport integration. And local authorities and commercial operators must consult more widely where services are being changed

Bus Services Across the UK

Eleventh Report of Session 2005-06, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

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Category: Bus lines

Page: 349

View: 859

Buses are a key local service, but usage has been in decline since the 1950s. The Transport Act 1985 introduced deregulation, but that has failed to reverse that decline. The report examines the particular problems local authorities face in developing and implementing effective bus strategies. It is clear to the Committee that, for many areas, including all major metropolitan areas outside London, the current regime is not working. The Committee recommends more flexibility, and is particularly attracted by Quality Contracts. These would replace open competition with a licensed regime. Operators bid for exclusive rights to run bus services on a route or group of routes, on the basis of a local authority service specification. Independent Traffic Commissioners are another development that the Committee welcomes, and would like to see them have a higher profile and more resources and powers, especially to enforce Quality Contracts and penalise operators who do not meet their obligations. Others areas covered in the report are: securing socially necessary services outside the PTAs; congestion and bus priority; concessionary fares; and the image of the bus.

Town and Country Planning in the UK

Author: J. B. Cullingworth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 481

View: 529

This thirteenth edition has been completely revised to take into account all the changes that have occurred in British planning, including the policies introduced by the Labour government, devolution, innovations and the European Union.

Town and Country Planning in the UK

Author: Barry Cullingworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 112

Town and Country Planning in the UK has become the Bible of British planning. In this new edition detailed consideration is given to: * the nature of planning and its historical evolution * central and local government, the EU and other agencies * the framework of plans and other instruments * development control * land policy and planning gain * environmental and countryside planning * sustainable development, waste and pollution * heritage and transport planning * urban policies and regeneration This twelfth edition has been completely revised and expanded to cover the whole of the UK. The new edition explains more fully the planning policies and actions of the European Union and takes into account the implications of local government reorganization, the 'plan-led system' and the growing interest in promoting sustainable development.

The draft Local Transport Bill and the Transport Innovation Fund

ninth report of session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

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Category: Political Science

Page: 374

View: 563

Incorporating HCP 564-i, session 2006-07

Transforming Urban Transport

From Automobility to Sustainable Transport

Author: Nicholas Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 268

View: 594

Transforming Urban Transport confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world wedded to mobility: the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuelled path and the real paucity of viable technological alternatives which can be deployed in time. To respond to the dilemma, the ideal of urban transport must be changed from auto-based mobility to systems of sustainable transport in which public transport, and non-motorised transport work together to reduce climate change pressures, enhance urban quality and preserve life and health. The book challenges the commonly held view that a combination of urbanity and higher residential density expressed in compact cities (expected to have greater public transport use) will resolve urban transport/environment problems, instead showing that transport systems can be changed to meet the environmental imperatives without the massive spatial change implied. But the problem of change of urban transport is profoundly institutional and cultural. Changes in urban mobility and transport require local institutional policy action. To support such action, the book explores new methods of governance of transport in dispersed and concentrated cities, new techniques for assessing transport need, ways of improving childhood mobility, guidelines for political mobilization, and norms of knowledge sharing. Drawing together leading scholars from different disciplines in Australia, Japan and China, this book provides a unique fusion of Asian and Australasian perspectives and engages with the coming needs of transport planning practitioners in both high density and dispersed cities.

Making Urban Transport Sustainable

Author: N. Low

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

View: 157

Making Urban Transport Sustainable addresses the future of urban transport as a global issue. Money is being poured into roads, railways and airports at a time when the global atmosphere is threatened and oil production has reached its peak. If the world's environment and societies are to be sustained, urban transport has to change. Contributions by experts from the developed and developing world discuss the severity of the problem and suggest potential solutions.

Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK

Author: Harry T. Dimitriou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 482

With contributions from leading academics and practitioners, Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK is the most up-to-date treatment of a fast-changing subject. The book discusses: The evolution of regional planning in the UK and the strategic thinking involved The spatial implications of regional economic development policies The methods and techniques needed for the implementation of strategic planning for regional development How strategic planning for regional development is currently put into practice in three UK regions with different priorities. Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK is essential reading for students and academics working within strategic and regional planning and provides policy makers and practitioners with a comprehensive and thought provoking introduction to this critically important emerging field.

Taxi! Urban Economies and the Social and Transport Impacts of the Taxicab

Author: James Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 892

The taxicab makes a significant contribution to the accessibility of a city, and provides a wide range of services across many different social groups and urban environments. This study considers the roles and functions of the taxi from its origins as the first licensed form of public transport, to the current variations of vehicle type and operation, to predictions for its future development. Also addressed here is the impact which this ubiquitous form of transport has on contemporary urban life, and the analytical tools being used and developed for its licensing and control.