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Transport Matters

Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw


This is a book about the importance of transport, travel and mobility in modern society. The authors undertake a detailed review not just of key issues that are significant within the transport sector, but also of how and why transport is significant in addressing other policy goals. There are three main areas of focus: a) How we ‘do’ transport, as a result of available technologies and how we use them, b) How the ways in which we ‘do’ transport have certain consequences, across a wide range of policy areas, and c) How we could do things differently, to bring about different consequences. The ... More

Keywords: Transport, Travel, Mobility, Public policy, Governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447329558
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iain Docherty, editor
University of Stirling

Jon Shaw, editor
University of Plymouth

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Part I Setting the scene

1 Transport matters

Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty

2 The political economy of transport and travel

Iain Docherty, Jon Shaw and David Waite

3 Energy, pollution and climate change

Jillian Anable and Christian Brand

4 Social inclusion, accessibility and emotional work

Jennie Middleton and Justin Spinney

Part II Dealing with policy inheritance

5 Influencing travel behaviour

Stewart Barr and John Preston

8 Health, wellbeing and quality of life

Angela Curl and Julie Clark

10 The journey experience

Juliet Jain and William Clayton

Part III New policy imperatives

13 Disruption and resilience: new realities?

David Dawson and Greg Marsden

14 Changing demographics

Charles Musselwhite and Kiron Chatterjee

15 Will the ‘smart mobility’ revolution matter?

Graham Parkhurst and Andrew Seedhouse

16 Future mobility

Glenn Lyons

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