Transport and Spatial Policies

The Role of Regulatory and Fiscal Incentives

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This ECMT Round Table contains four papers that show how a disconnect between transport policy planning and spatial policy planning and measures have curtailed the effectiveness of transport policy. The papers discuss ways to overcome the lack of coordination between transport and spatial policies and formulate proposals on how fiscal incentives can help to avoid the failure of interjurisdictional co-ordination.

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Report by D. Banister United Kingdom

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

At the beginning of the 21st century, it is time to reflect on much of the history and development of transport and spatial policies, and then to map out the way forward. Two strong messages have dominated the recent debates on transport, namely, the requirement to integrate transport with spatial policies in a much more coherent way and, secondly, to move towards sustainable urban development. Transport demand arises out of the spatial organisation of the economy, and although transport...

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