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Regulating cars and buses in cities: The case of pedestrianisation in Oxford

Parkhurst, Graham

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Abstract

Debates about whether traffic regulations that limit car use will enhance or hinder a particular urban economy are complex and often emotive. The present article considers evidence from the implementation of a radical traffic restraint and pedestrianisation scheme in Oxford in 1999. The most important achievement was a 17% reduction in car trips to the centre, which did not affect overall visitor numbers. The local economy did though experience a period of difficult trading around the time of implementation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2003
Journal Economic Affairs
Print ISSN 0265-0665
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Pages 16-21
APA6 Citation Parkhurst, G. (2003). Regulating cars and buses in cities: The case of pedestrianisation in Oxford. Economic Affairs, 23(2), 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0270.00410
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0270.00410
Keywords public transport, pedestrianisation, Oxford
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0270.00410