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Cars: the mode of choice in the growth areas

A commentary on the continuing dominance of the car in the planning of urban growth areas in the UK. Milton Keynes is taken as a case example.

It is reproduced from the Urban Design Journal here:

http://www.rudi.net/books/12423

Article TitleCars: the mode of choice in the growth areas
Article AuthorTim Pharoah
Journal Urban Design Journal Summer 2006
Issue99

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Car dependence, growth areas, sustainable development, sustainable transport, car dominance, Milton Keynes, Western Expansion Area

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New housing created in enclaves, disconnected from its neighbours and without decent public transport - Milton Keynes turn of the century housing
A proper urban extension with high quality public transport, pedestrian and cycle links, and a range of faciltiies to reduce the need to travel - Rieselfeld, Freiburg, Germany

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