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World Cities

Contemporary sustainability issues in urban areas: Transport and its management

Why is urban transport increasing?
Car ownership is increasing throughout the world, with globally 800million cars owned in
2010. In the UK more than two households own two or more cars.
Reasons for this growth

A large urban…

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encouraging uses of public transport ­ E.g. park and ride schemes

Streamlining of public transport
Passenger Transport authorities set un to run and maintain efficient integrated public
transport within their areas
E.g. in the Merseyside authority Mersytravel is responsible for the Mersey tunnels,
ferries, rail and bus services
New incentives…


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