Travel plans: do they work?

Rye, Tom (2002) Travel plans: do they work? Transport Policy, 9 (4). pp. 287-298. ISSN 0967 070X

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This paper reviews the evidence that travel plans have their intended effect, which is to reduce the number of employees commuting alone by car to their place of work. It first outlines the policy background for travel plans in the UK, and reasons for their implementation. It then presents a conceptual model of travel plan development, which is used to analyse the development of travel plans in a number of case studies.

The paper then goes on to consider evidence of the scale of the adoption of travel plans by organisations in the UK, and then estimates their impact on levels of travel nationally. It then seeks to explain how take up and hence the effect of travel plans could be made more widespread. It concludes that there is clear evidence that travel plans have an effect at the site level, and potential for a system-wide effect. However, Government must be clear about its objectives for travel plans, if this potential is to be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0967 070X
Electronic ISSN: 1879-310X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Travel plans; Mobility management; Monitoring; Evaluation; Effectiveness; Transport policy;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 384 Communications; telecommunication
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Item ID: 1917
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 27 May 2008 13:45
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 09:47

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