Project: Factorising Social Exclusion into Local Transport Policy

Reference: UG325

Last update: 09/09/2003 15:57:35

Objectives

The aim of this project is to identify, evaluate and disseminate good practice in factoring the needs of deprived areas and people into local transport planning. The objectives of this project include identification of good practice across the country, evaluation of success of individual schemes and initiatives, offering some practical hands on support to a sample number of local authorities to help them factor the needs of deprived areas and people into local transport planning and preparing good practice guidelines for wide dissemination to local authorities.

Description

The project aims to evalaute some individual schemes and initiatives, offer advice to a sample number of authorities and use desk work, discussion groups and practical advice to further the aims to serve needs of deprived areas.

Contractor(s)

University of Westminster
Transport Studies Group, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
+44 (0)20 7911 5073

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £123,500.00

Actual start date: 05 October 2000

Actual completion date: 01 December 2001

Summary of results

  1. The research provided a valuable snapshot of how local authorities were attempting to deal with social exclusion and transport at a time when the concept was not widely understood. It also identifield best practice and helped some authorities to develop their approach to tackling social exclusion. Draft guidance was produced.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.