European transport best practices reviewed

UK experts set baseline for national efforts to achieve integrated transport policies

A review of best practice in integrated transport around Europe has put the UK firmly at the bottom of the league table. Carried out for the UK government by the independent Commission for integrated transport, the findings are meant to enable benchmarking of performance as the government tries to implement integrated transport policies set out in a 1998 white paper (EED 21/07/98).

The report is based on five government-defined policy objectives: reducing the need to travel, cutting congestion and environmental impacts, improving transport safety, and creating a more inclusive society. It then considers how some European cities and regions have successfully achieved these goals, in order to set standards for the UK.

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