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How should we use the road traffic forecasts in practice?

Phil Goodwin
12 October 2018
DfT’s vehicle miles forecasts for England and Wales
DfT’s vehicle miles forecasts for England and Wales
The author’s interpretation of DfT scenarios revisioned as two reference cases and their variants
The author’s interpretation of DfT scenarios revisioned as two reference cases and their variants

 

The point of traffic forecasting is to appraise transport policies and projects, and as usual the new DfT forecasts intend to describe the future before allowing for the feedback effects of the new policies and schemes. This is tricky, and there are many continuing controversies and unresolved arguments. But in this column I want to ask a simple question. Taking the forecasts as they are, how should transport professionals use them in practice? My proposition is that a simple application could...

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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:

 



 

 
 
 
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