Comprising an innovative series of intersectional edited chapters, this book examines the ways that transport influences and is influenced by contemporary life in Britain. It interrogates key ideas around what transport does, why we should think about its impacts seriously and how we should change our attitude towards it in terms of our pursuit of key policy goals.
Contributors explore what makes transport possible, the forces that shape transport development and how we can make transport better for both urban and rural populations in order to develop sustainable transport systems for the twenty-first century.
Iain Docherty is a Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Head of Management at the University of Glasgow.
Jon Shaw is the Associate Head of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University.
Foreword ~ Tony Travers
Part I: Setting the scene
Transport matters ~ Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty
The political economy of transport and travel ~ Iain Docherty, Jon Shaw and David Waite
Pollution, climate change and energy ~ Jillian Anable and Christian Brand
Social inclusion, accessibility and emotional work ~ Jennie Middleton and Justin Spinney
Part II: Dealing with policy inheritance
Influencing travel behaviour ~ Stewart Barr and John Preston
The gentle tyranny of cost-benefit analysis in transport appraisal ~ Robin Hickman
Forecasting road traffic and its significance for transport policy ~ Phil Goodwin
Health, wellbeing and quality of life ~ Angela Curl and Julie Clark
Connecting places: towards a participatory, ordinary urbanism ~ Geoff Vigar and Georgiana Varna
The journey experience ~ Juliet Jain and William Clayton
Public engagement and consultation: decide, announce and defend? ~ Tom Cohen and Dan Durrant
Remote, rural and island communities ~ David Gray
Part III: New policy imperatives
Disruption and resiliene: new realities? ~ David Dawson and Greg Marsden
Changing demographics ~ Charles Musselwhite and Kiron Chatterjee
Will the 'smart mobility' revolution matter? ~ Graham Parkhurst and Andrew Seedhouse
Future mobility ~ Glenn Lyons