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Travel plans: a way forward?

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posted on 15.08.2013 by Marcus Enoch, Stephen Ison
The travel plan can be defined as a long-term management strategy for an organisation and its various sites or business park; the plan seeks to deliver transport objectives through positive action and is articulated by a document that is regularly reviewed. Importantly, unlike more 'traditional' measures, they can be effective at reducing car use while being politically acceptable and relatively cheap and quick to introduce. Given that politicians and their officials have often seen transport problems as being extremely difficult to solve, it is therefore strange that they have seemingly ignored the apparent significant potential of the travel plan. Interviews were undertaken with ten travel plan experts in the UK, the aim being to ascertain their views on the current state of play with respect to travel plans and their predictions for the future. From these a series of recommendations is presented as to how travel plan policy may be conducted in the future.

Funding

UK Department for Transport and the National Business Travel Network

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

ENOCH, M.P. and ISON, S.G., 2013. Travel plans: a way forward? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 166 (2), pp.126-135.

Publisher

ICE Publishing: All rights reserved

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Publication date

2013

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ISSN

1755-0793

eISSN

1755-0807

Language

en

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