Title

URBAN TASK FORCE SETS OUT 100 WAYS TO REVIVE ENGLAND'S TOWNS AND CITIES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning, place - urban, mode - mass transit, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Walking, Urban renewal, Urban development, United Kingdom, Transportation planning, Transit, Traffic flow, Resource allocation, Public transit, Neighborhoods, Municipalities, Mass transit, Local transit, Great Britain, Government funding, England, Cycling, Cities and towns, Bicycling

Abstract

The challenge of household growth creates the opportunity to improve quality of life in England's towns and cities--and at the same time protect the countryside--according to a major report from the government's Urban Task Force. The report contains over 100 detailed recommendations, including committing at least 65% of transport public expenditure to walking, cycling, and public transport over the next 10 years and introducing Home Zones to give local people more control over traffic movement through their neighborhoods.