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The Pedestrian and City Traffic (Second Edition)

Second edition is forthcoming (2009). First edition published 1990. The negative impact of the car on the environment and the socio-economic urban structure is still a pressing issue today. The book reviews urban planning responses to the car in British, American and German cities and shows how a combination of enormous misjudgment  of vehicle growth and a […]

The Effect of Public Transport Investment on Car Ownership

This book focuses mainly on the changes over time in car ownership in public transport corridors. It utilises recent Census data in 5 countries. In some recent research we found that car ownership was affected by proximity to high quality public transport corridors. It analyses the ways in which residential change along a public transport corridor is sensitive to firstly the mode serving the corridor, and secondly the overall transport strategy of the city.

Economic Impact of Light Rail

This book looks at the economic effects of light rail investments in 15 cities in France, Germany, UK and Canada. Detailed results are given for: effects on residential property prices, office rents and retailing, numbers of shoppers in city centres, car ownership, competition between city centres and sub-centres, land use and industrial character, and policy lessons.

Bus or Light Rail: Making the Right Choice (Second Edition)

This publication first published in 2000 has been completely updated. It includes 2 new case studies: Freiburg and Rouen. It also includes a completely new chapter on the different types of new guided buses and a technical valuation. The summaries of the current state-of-play in urban transport policy have been revised to take account of recent developments.

Future of Urban Transport

This book studies in detail 24 cities in Europe, Australia and North America, which have well established or new light rail systems. These are ranked according to their success in attracting passengers, and the causes for variation in that success are analysed.

Details for Bus or Light Rail: Making the Right Choice

Bus or Light Rail: Making the Right Choice

A Financial, Operational and Demand Comparison of Light Rail, Guided Buses, Busways and Bus Lanes. This book evaluates the experience of existing light rail, guided buses, busway and bus lane systems and its relevance to current plans for expanding the role of public transport generally. It covers technical and financial aspects, together with the results […]

Details for Streets as Living Space – Helping public places play their proper role

Streets as Living Space – Helping public places play their proper role

This book focuses on the social activities of people in different town centre streets and squares. It also provides comparisons between mainland Europe and Britain. Available from Landor Publishing Ltd.

Details for Light Rail and Complementary Measures

Light Rail and Complementary Measures

This book gives an overview of the background to the development of light rail in Europe and the United States but the main content of the report is the financing and evaluation methods in various European countries and the United States.

Details for Traffic Impact of Highway Capacity Reductions

Traffic Impact of Highway Capacity Reductions

Assessment of the Evidence A book in conjunction with Professor Phil Goodwin and the University of London. Based on nearly 100 case studies covering incidents of road closure and capacity reduction throughout the world, it looks at the underlying changes in travel choice and behaviour that affect traffic conditions when road capacity is reduced. Available […]

Details for Accessibility, Walking and Linked Trips

Accessibility, Walking and Linked Trips

A book which collected and interpreted European research projects and material previously not published on walking. Available from The National Retail Planning Forum