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Transport Organisation in a Great City: the Case of London

The book examines the development of transport organisation in London, and the roles played by the various institutions, before describing how the system operates. This is illuminated by 15 case studies of particular aspects of transport in London. This is followed by an analysis of what works and what doesn't, and concludes with a set of recommendations for change. (See pdf for how recommendations have played out since 1974)

The case studies are:

A. Thamesmead transport links

B. Staggering of working hours (to tackle congestion)

C. New Tube railways in London

D. Development at stations

E. Heathrow airport railway links and terminals

F. Station car parks

G. Environmental management: some London examples

H. Improving the rail approaches to Cannon Street and Charing Cross

J. Monorails and other new systems in London

K. The A1 road in London

L. Walking in London

M. Bus priority schemes: The examples of Tottenham High Road and Piccadilly bus lanes

N. Alterations to services

P. Operation Moondrop: an experiment in out-of-hours deliveries of goods

Q. The implementation of the GLC's Inner London Parking Area policy

Book AuthorMichel Collins and Tim Pharoah
PublisherGeorge Allen & Unwin / LSE, London 1974
ISBN0 04 380018 1


Transport, government, London, transport organisation, transport planning, transport management, transport integration, transport and land use, public transport, traffic management, walking, cycling