Car sick: solutions for our car-addicted culture

Car sick: solutions for our car-addicted culture

Car sick: solutions for our car-addicted culture Lynn Sloman’s book Car Sick is a passionate, well-argued case for moving away from a car-centred to a people-centred society.  By documenting where change has already been achieved it shows how it is possible to change our travel behaviour. Synopsis The twenty-first century is gridlocked. Mass motorisation has ruptured community…

Making smarter choices work

Making smarter choices work

Making smarter choices work ‘Smart’ transport measures such as workplace travel plans and personalised travel plans have great potential to reduce car use. This study evaluated the contribution that smart measures could make under different policy scenarios. It found that intensive implementation of smart measures could cut peak-time urban traffic by up to a fifth,…

Rural transport futures: transport solutions for a thriving countryside

Rural transport futures: transport solutions for a thriving countryside

Rural transport futures: transport solutions for a thriving countryside Other European countries have much better rural transport than Britain. This project examined three rural case study areas in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, and identified best practice in relation to demand-responsive transport, public transport integration, sustainable tourism, mobility management and cycling. The project was funded…

Encouraging behavioural change through marketing and management: what can be achieved?

Encouraging behavioural change through marketing and management: what can be achieved?

Encouraging behavioural change through marketing and management: what can be achieved? This paper summarises the potential effect on car use of intensive application of workplace and school travel plans, personal travel planning, bus information and marketing, and car clubs. Paper presented to the 10th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Lucerne by P Jones and L…

Less traffic where people live: how local transport schemes can help cut traffic

Less traffic where people live: how local transport schemes can help cut traffic

Less traffic where people live: how local transport schemes can help cut traffic This report deals with local transport schemes, such as bus improvements, travel plans and better cycling facilities. It looks at whether they could help cut traffic, and how much. Until recently, it was accepted wisdom that the impact of these measures on car…