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Stephen Plowden

08 June 2018
 

Transport economist and market researcher Stephen Plowden has died at the age of 85. Plowden was a prolific writer and commentator on transport planning and policy. Among the books and reports he authored were: Towns against traffic (1972); Taming traffic (1980); Transport reform: changing the rules (1985); A case for traffic restraint in London (1987); A new framework for freight transport (with Keith Buchan) (1995);?and Speed control and transport policy (with Mayer Hillman) in 1996. He was a frequent contributor to LTT’s letters pages, with many of his recent letters being highly critical of major rail projects, most notably HS2 but also Crossrail 2. His last correspondence, opposing Heathrow Airport expansion, was printed on 27 April.

 
 
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