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An option generation tool for potential urban transport policy packages


  • May, Anthony D.
  • Kelly, Charlotte
  • Shepherd, Simon
  • Jopson, Ann


Several studies have indicated that option generation – the development of a range of strategic policy options to tackle identified transport problems – is the weakest link in current transport planning practice. Local authorities all too often limit themselves to pre-conceived solutions, focus on supply-side rather than demand-side polices, and are unaware of the potential of novel solutions. This is even more the case for the development of packages of policy instruments, in which each can be expected to support the others by making it more effective or easier to implement.

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  • May, Anthony D. & Kelly, Charlotte & Shepherd, Simon & Jopson, Ann, 2012. "An option generation tool for potential urban transport policy packages," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(C), pages 162-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:20:y:2012:i:c:p:162-173 DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.01.012

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    1. May, Anthony D. & Kelly, Charlotte & Shepherd, Simon, 2006. "The principles of integration in urban transport strategies," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 319-327, July.
    2. Paul Pfaffenbichler & Günter Emberger & Simon Shepherd, 2008. "The Integrated Dynamic Land Use and Transport Model MARS," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 183-200, September.
    3. Kelly, Charlotte & May, Anthony D. & Jopson, Ann, 2008. "The development of an option generation tool to identify potential transport policy packages," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 15(6), pages 361-371, November.
    4. Shepherd, S.P. & Zhang, X. & Emberger, G. & Hudson, M. & May, A.D. & Paulley, N., 2006. "Designing optimal urban transport strategies: The role of individual policy instruments and the impact of financial constraints," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 49-65, January.
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