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Phil Goodwin: Issue 480 25 Oct 2007

Time for transport's free ride to come to an end

Phil Goodwin is professor of transport policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of West of England, Bristol (, and emeritus professor at University College London

Transport policy has increasingly acknowledged the benefits of reducing car dependence for reasons of congestion, economic efficiency and quality of life, so it is curious that there has been a great reluctance to embrace the same idea - and, indeed, the same policies - so that transport makes a serious contribution to carbon reduction targets. Thus the Stern report felt that little might be expected from transport because of the slow pace of technical change and because "...the welfare...

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