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Chess, traffic forecasts, policy arguments, and original sin

Phil Goodwin
31 August 2018
 

Good chess players can see the other player’s tactics, and their own, many moves ahead, and I’ve always thought there is a relevance of this to transport policy discussion. It’s not enough to consider what the contending interests are saying now; better to ‘forecast’ where the logic of the argument is heading, what propositions will be argued next year, and what counter-arguments will emerge. This column considers a discussion that has not really started yet, to be...

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

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. Email: philinelh@yahoo.com

 



 

 
 
 
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