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The objectives for this project are:
. To test the proposed methodologies set out in the previous research in a set of real life settings;
. To further refine, as necessary, which social and distributional impacts should in the first instance be taken into account in the development of transport scheme design and appraisal;
. To propose methodologies for how the selected social and distributional impacts can be best incorporated in the existing appraisal process, particularly the AST table;
. On the basis of this work, to produce WebTAG guidance on measuring social and distributional impacts; and
. To identify the implications that any proposed approach/es, for better taking social and distributional impacts into account in appraisal, may have for subsequent post-implementation transport scheme evaluation.
The stage has:
. Piloted, tested and refined a detailed, yet proportionate, methodology for ensuring SDIs are encapsulated within appraisal analysis.
. Developed a set of new and refined WebTAG units for use by scheme promoters to identify and present SDIs within their analysis.
Second Floor, 17 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HU
Atkins Transport Planning
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road, Surrey, KT18 5BW
Cost to the Department: £369,811.00
Actual start date: 01 October 2008
Actual completion date: 30 January 2010
Assessing Social and Distributional Impacts in Transport Scheme Appraisal and Evaluation Pilot Phase: Final Report
Author: Atkins Transport Planning
Publication date: 29/03/2010
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/scienceresearch/social/transportschemeappraisal/pdf/report.pdf