The Transport Debate

Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty

Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

240 pages | 5 figures, 11 tables | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9781847428561 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Responding to increased public awareness of transportation issues and the sustainability concerns they raise, The Transport Debate offers an accessible look at how we have arrived at the transportation systems we have today. Covering both local and global issues, Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty balance a celebration of the advantages that modern transportation systems have brought with a critical look at the many poor conceptions and executions of transportation policy. Centering their study around the notion of the journey, they follow the fictitious Smith family on a trip, documenting the many transportation issues they face and explaining how those issues have come about, what policy trade-offs were responsible for them, and what can be done to fix them. 
David Banister, University of Oxford
“This ‘helicopter’ tour of what works and what does not work in transport policy in the UK and elsewhere provides a very readable and riveting account of action and inaction, as seen through the experiences of the authors’ own fictional characters ‘Motorway Man’ and his family.”
David Begg, Chief Executive of Transport Times
“This latest book from Shaw and Docherty is their best yet and a must-read for anyone who is interested in UK transport policy. They are a breath of fresh air and their work is fun to read.”
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