Coverage of Travel Plans (Green Transport Plans) in Local Transport Plans



Coverage of Travel Plans (Green Transport Plans) in Local Transport Plans

Authors

GILLINGHAM R and WROE L, Transport Research Laboratory, UK

Description

The UK Govemment's integrated transport White Paper "A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone" published in July 1998 (DETR;, 1998) sets the framework for change that is required to meet the new transport agenda. Emphasis is placed on each individual

Abstract

The UK Govemment's integrated transport White Paper "A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone" published in July 1998 (DETR;, 1998) sets the framework for change that is required to meet the new transport agenda. Emphasis is placed on each individual contributing to resolving the problems of congestion and pollution through changing their travel behaviour. The White Paper states that a significant reduction in car commuting would help to tackle peak time congestion.

"A New Deal for Transport" sees an introduction of "Green Transport Plans" (known now as "Travel Plans") as means of reducing car use. Government Departments are taking the lead in introducing such plans and local authorities, business, community organisations, schools and hospitals are encouraged to produce their own travel plans. A number of guides have recently been published to help organisations develop travel plans, including "A travel plan resource pack for employers" (ETSU, 2000), "Developing an effective travel plan, advice for Government departments" (DETR, 2000) and "Preparing your organisation for transport in the future: The benefits of green transport plans" (DETR, 1999), to name but a few.

Publisher

Association for European Transport