Funding for local authority transport and land-use schemes in the UK
land use - planning, policy - sustainable
sustainable transport, funding, local transport planning, partnerships, local transport schemes
This paper focuses on the research activities, findings and planned products of one of the UK EPSRC-funded DISTILLATE (Design and Implementation Support Tools for Integrated Local Land use, Transport and the Environment) projects on the funding of transport and land-use schemes. Research activities have included a literature review, dialogue with local authority case studies and a funding workshop. The research identified and explored a range of barriers to funding, including lack of revenue funding, difficulties in obtaining funding for ‘soft’ schemes, the formation of partnerships and timing-related issues. The research also revealed that the funding system is failing to meet the needs of the current transport policy focus on managing travel demand, rather than being a supply-led process. The key project outputs are described, which include a ‘funding toolkit’ for local authorities, and guidance for funding bodies regarding the barriers faced.
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Brannigan, C., & Paulley, N. (2008). Funding for local authority transport and land-use schemes in the UK. Transport Policy, Vol. 15, (6), Pp. 379-386.
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