Trends in car use, travel demand and policy thinking

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 in What our fellows are thinking

Phil Goodwin, October 2020, Discussion Paper for International Transport Forum

This paper discusses the main trends of car use and travel demand, as well as changes in policy responses and attitudes to managing the growth in urban traffic.

It highlights the importance of orienting transport policies towards broader objectives beyond efficiency of congestion relief. Such a comprehensive set of objectives would include improvements in health, air quality, active travel activity, human well-being, as well as accessibility and fairness.

Download the paper here.