The evaluation of public transport alternatives to the car in British National Parks

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Journal Article

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economics - appraisal/evaluation, mode - car


transport, conservation, national parks, England, Wales


This paper examines actions that have been taken to encourage the use of public transport as an alternative to cars within National Parks in England and Wales. It is argued that such actions are often ineffective, which is explained by an absence of clear objectives, targets and measurements of performance. It concludes that the continued growth expected in car use demands greater attention to public transport solutions but equally that specific targets must be set, and shown to be achieved, to justify the public expenditure needed to produce a behavioural change.


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