Policy Instruments

Encouraging public transport use through land use planning
SummaryFirst principles assesmentEvidence on performancePolicy contributionComplementary instrumentsReferences

Policy contribution

Though there are many case studies of schemes intended to encourage public transport use by land use planning there are few, if any, case studies which have quantified the real effect. The main reason for this is the difficulty of comparing before and after conditions for an instrument that takes so long to implement and for effects to be felt.

A range of such schemes, though without evaluation, are described in VTPI (2002).


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