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By Iain Docherty, Jon Shaw

Comprising contributions from a number specialists, this quantity deals a severe remark at the government's sustainable delivery coverage.

  • A serious remark at the Blair government's sustainable delivery coverage and its implementation.
  • Firmly rooted in an appreciation of the politics of this debatable box.
  • Experts give a contribution up to date analyses of the foremost concerns.
  • Will tell debate over the way forward for shipping coverage.
  • Includes a Foreword through David Begg, Chair of the fee for built-in delivery.

Chapter 1 coverage, Politics and Sustainable delivery: the character of Labour's problem (pages 3–29): Iain Docherty
Chapter 2 Devolution and Sustainable shipping (pages 30–50): Austin Smyth
Chapter three neighborhood shipping making plans less than Labour (pages 51–72): Geoff Vigar and Dominic Stead
Chapter four Roads and traffic jam regulations: One breakthrough, Steps again (pages 75–107): William Walton
Chapter five A Railway Renaissance? (pages 108–134): Jon Shaw and John Farrington
Chapter 6 gentle Rail and the London Underground (pages 135–157): Richard Knowles and Peter White
Chapter 7 A ‘Thoroughbred’ within the Making? The Bus below Labour (pages 158–177): John Preston
Chapter eight Ubiquitous, daily strolling and biking: The Acid try of a Sustainable shipping coverage (pages 178–197): Rodney Tolley
Chapter nine Air shipping coverage: Reconciling development and Sustainability? (pages 198–225): Brian Graham
Chapter 10 in the direction of a really Sustainable delivery schedule for the uk (pages 229–244): Phil Goodwin

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39 Proposals to extend access to excluded groups were undoubtedly weakened, however, by Labour’s desire to keep the provision of public transport services in the private sector. 40 Labour’s explicit recognition of the importance of economic and social as well as environmental policy aspirations aligns the Party’s approach to transport with the oft-quoted ‘three legged stool’ conception of sustainability. 41 ‘Light green’ approaches to sustainability can be, in theory at least, very effective provided that policies designed to safeguard POLICY, POLITICS AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT 13 the environment are credible and given equal weight to those pursuing economic or social objectives.

Penguin, London. 7 See, for example, Meyer, J and Gomez-Ibanez, J (1981) Autos, transit and cities. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 8 Wistrich, E (1983) The politics of transport. Longman, London. 9 Wright, F (1963) A verbatim record of a symposium held at the School of Architecture from March to May 1961. In Four great makers of modern architecture. Gropius, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Wright. Columbia University School of Architecture, New York, 8. 10 Webb, S and Webb, B (1963) The story of the King’s highway.

52 The government’s second policy shift concerns its strategy for minimising the environmental impact of the car. What is particularly revealing is the way in which it chose to interpret the evidence and advice given to it, which has had the effect of shifting the transport policy debate away from some of the ‘hard choices’ required to pursue a radical sustainable agenda. The government’s attitude to the work of the Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT), which played a major role in assimilating the knowledge on which the strategies of the 10-Year Plan were based, is a particular case in point.

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