Social inclusion/exclusion has only recently emerged in transport-related discourse. Despite the apparent absence of a transport policy framework for social inclusion/exclusion, there has been some movement towards a greater understanding of the social aspects of transport in the research sphere. This book brings together some of this research, focusing on ethnicity - an area that has, so far, had little discussion in the traditional transport literature, thereby contributing to the exploration of the interface between transport and social exclusion. In particular, it examines the contribution that demand management measures can make to the reduction of the negative impacts of road-based transport. It questions whether methods such as road user charging and work place parking can be used as instruments for social inclusion, and analyses the potential negative impacts of these schemes if sufficient attention is not paid to ethnicity issues.
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Contents: Transport and social exclusion: a new British policy agenda; Constraining mobility, demand management and new transport policy instruments: road user charging and workplace parking levy; Ethnicity and transport: a neglected dimension; Road user charging and ethnicity: the Bristol case study; Work place parking levy and ethnicity: the Nottingham case study; Contexts and audits: local configurations and equity techniques; Conclusion: finance, funding and fine tuning demand management in the context of social exclusion.
’With traffic demand management measures such as Road Pricing, high on the policy agenda, this book provides a major and timely contribution to analysing their important intended and unintended impacts upon social inclusion. Furthermore, the author significantly adds to the sparse literature on the ethnic dimension of both demand management and wider transport policies.’ Professor Ronald McQuaid, Napier University, UK ’...an immensely well-documented and thorough exploration of the travel constraints placed upon the participation within British society of different ethnic groups. This is an almost un-researched topic. The authors are to be congratulated on bringing to light such an important array of processes that are central to rethinking spatially the nature of contemporary citizenship.’ Professor John Urry, Lancaster University, UK ’...Raje et al have produced an elegant and timely insight on additional issues that need to be considered by politicians and transport planners if future transport policies are to reflect the needs of our increasingly diverse society.’ Local Transport Today ’... stimulating...an interesting study and a useful addition to the literatures on both urban transport management and service provision in ethnically diverse areas.’ European Spatial Research and Policy