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Between 1970 and the early 1990s, travel per capita has increased steadily with increases in travel by car taking place at a higher rate. Figures from the early 1990s show that Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands have experienced an increasing use of bus/coach travel since 1980, whereas the UK has seen a progressive decline in use of this form of transport. Factors contributing to the increased rates of car use include the absence of adequate public transport, rising personal disposable incomes, patterns of facilities and housing, and changes in lifestyle. A standard set of assessment questions is proposed by which future transport policies may be assessed. These are illustrated by examining a park and ride scheme, a car sharing campaign, and a four-day working week.

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Authors: RICHARDS M J, BARHAM P A, OXLEY P R, Centre for Logistics and Transportation, School of Management, Cranfield University (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18112 EN (1998) 40pp.
Availability: Available from CCR Ispra - Servizio Pubblicazioni
Record Number: 199910078 / Last updated on: 1999-02-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en