Integrating Transport in the City

Integrating Transport in the City

Reconciling the Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions You do not have access to this content

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24 Feb 2000
9789264180895 (PDF) ;9789264171206(print)

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Congestion in cities is a problem of growing importance. New infrastructure for transport however often gives rise to conflicts about how the cost of new services will be met by the public, and about how the demand for travel can be reconciled with efforts to improve the social and environmental quality of life in cities. Unless these conflicts can be managed, public-private partnerships for investment in new infrastructure will be handicapped. The way forward requires a mix of strategies involving better information and communication with the public, better design of projects to take social and environmental objectives into account, a more comprehensive approach to urban development rather than a sectoral strategy, and a better exchange of expertise between private and public sectors.

This book is based on a series of case studies of both successes and failures in countries such as Australia, Japan, the United States, France and the United Kingdom. To inform this major debate and help design new strategies for transport integration in the city, this book puts forward the most promising ways to: - respond to urban travel problems; - enhance public/private partnership; and - raise social acceptability of urban transport infrastructure and road tolls.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Responding to Urban Travel Problems
Chapter 1. From Problems to Solutions by A.May
Chapter 2. A Basis for Strategy by Paul Bernard
Part II. Public/Private Partnerships: Opportunities and Problems
Chapter 3. Finding Suitable Financing by Remy Prud'homme
Chapter 4. Value Capture by Toshihiro Hayata
Chapter 5. The Context of Public Private Partnership
Part III. The Social Acceptability of Urban Transport Projects and Road Tolls by F. Lacasse and T. Wall
Chapter 6. Increasing the Social Acceptability of Projects by Jonathan Gifford
Chapter 7. The Acceptability of Toll Roads by Vincent Piron
Chapter 8. Public Dialogue and Consultation Instruments
Part IV. Conclusions
-A Shift in the Roles of Public Players and Private Operators by Josee Landrieu
Annex. List of Oral and Written Contributions to the Seminar

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