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Evaluating and implementing transport measures in a wider policy context: the 'Civilising Cities' initiative

Jones, Peter M. and Lucas, Karen and Whittles, Martin (2003) Evaluating and implementing transport measures in a wider policy context: the 'Civilising Cities' initiative. Transport Policy, 10 (3). pp. 209-221. ISSN 0967-070X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0967-070X(03)00022-2


In the UK, local authority transport departments are being encouraged to implement transport schemes that can contribute cost-effectively to achieving a wide range of corporate policy objectives. The ‘Civilising Cities’ initiative, funded by the UK's RAC Foundation and the Department for Transport, seeks to identify—through a set of Pilot Projects—how packages of transport measures (usually in partnership with initiatives from other agencies) can contribute to improving local quality of life. One key feature of the project has been the development of a comprehensive Indicator Framework for cross-sector evaluation, that has defined a set of indicators covering nine areas of quality of life: neighbourhood, environment, transport, health, education, local economy, crime, participation and lifestyle. The paper outlines the philosophy behind the project, the range of policy instruments being examined and describes the Indicator Framework and its application.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:61
Deposited On:29 Sep 2005
Last Modified:22 Oct 2009 15:54

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