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Sustainable London?The future of a global city$
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Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310594

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.001.0001

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Rhetoric in transitioning to sustainable travel

Rhetoric in transitioning to sustainable travel

Chapter:
(p.244) (p.245) Twelve Rhetoric in transitioning to sustainable travel
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Sustainable London?
Author(s):

Robin Hickman

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.003.0012

This chapter examines the challenges in moving towards greater sustainability in travel in London, looking at the likely policy measures and interventions available in infrastructural, vehicle technology and built environmental terms, and the deeper socio-cultural ‘embeddedness’ of travel within everyday life. It also discusses London as a model for the development of viable transport planning which includes the world's first underground system. The chapter argues that there is a large gap between policy aspirations and the likely achievements, particularly given funding constraints for infrastructure investment and the ‘governance at a distance’ nature of contemporary government.

Keywords:   transport planning, London underground system, London transport, infrastructure investment

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