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Letters to the editor: Issue 483 6 Dec 2007

Capital's accessibility planning tool isn't being properly applied

Jeremy Lloyd, Director, iCube, London EC1M

I almost choked on my cornflakes when I read that Chris Bainbridge thinks PTALs (Public Transport Accessibility Levels) is "confirmed [by] academically sanctioned empirical studies", is "powerful", and refutes John Dales' assertion that the method is "relatively crude" and often applied inappropriately.

Whilst I'm not arguing against the principle of varying development density, car parking standards and so on with public transport accessibility, I do take issue...

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