Congestion and traffic-related pollution are increasingly becoming major issues in towns and cities world-wide. This book deals with carefully selected market and non-market based measures to reduce congestion, and their implementation and effectiveness in tackling the problem. The book features a multi-authored research-based text comprising 12 individual chapters that draw upon relevant case studies. The authors were specifically chosen for their global expertise in terms of the respective Demand Management Tools. Drawing on international case studies, the book details the role played internationally by selected Transport Demand Management (TDM) measures in dealing with both congestion and traffic-related pollution in urban areas, focusing on their relative merits and in particular their effectiveness and the issues surrounding implementation.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: TDM measures and their implementation, Stephen Ison and Tom Rye; Purchase, circulation and fuel taxation, Stephen Potter; Road user charging, Kenneth Button and Henry Vega; The role of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in implementing road pricing for congestion management, David Gillen; The land use and local economic impacts of congestion charging, David Banister; Tradable driving rights in urban areas: their potential for tackling congestion and traffic-related pollution, Charles Raux; The politics and economics of parking on campus, Donald Shoup; A view of parking policy in an Australian city, William Young; Park and ride, Stuart Meek; Public transport subsidisation, John Preston; The substitution of communications for travel?, Glenn Lyons, Sendy Farag and Hebba Haddad; Travel plans, Marcus Enoch and Lian Zhang; Index.
'This is an important and highly relevant book. The book comprises interesting contributions that cover the different elements of demand management, varying from subtle theoretical analysis to the applications in practice. It offers an interesting framework for better understanding of the fast-moving developments in present transportation. The book is highly relevant for professionals but also for education purposes.' Harry Geerlings, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands 'Travel demand management, and in particular road user charging, is a key element in mitigating traffic congestion problems being experienced in major urban areas worldwide. This book provides a clear, concise summary of the application of road user charging, the arguments, technical issues and outcomes - a very useful reference for transport policy development.' Phil Charles, University of Queensland, Australia 'This is a good book that will be of much use to those who want to learn about TDM measures and some of the key issues surrounding their implementation. It will help sharpen the arguments of policy officers and civil servants in pushing for TDM...' Journal of Transport Geography '...this book contributes to the strengthening of our professional insight in the complexity of transport planning.' European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research