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 S. Handy United States

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

In 1995, the average American spent 56 minutes a day in a car, a 14 per cent increase from only five years earlier (US DOT, 2001). The average American household drove over 33 000 kilometres per year (US DOT, 2001) and the average American car was driven over 19 000 kilometres per year (US DOT, 2000a). The growth in total vehicle-kilometres travelled in the US has continued unabated for decades, far exceeding the growth in population. The US is clearly the most...

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