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Plan for Sustainable Transport System

Transportation policies need to be aimed directly at supporting national and community goals.  National goals that can be substantially aided by transportation include increasing industrial productivity, promoting energy efficiency, facilitating trade, upgrading the cities, protecting the environment, guiding urban growth, and exploiting the opportunities conferred by the global economy. These goals must also consider environmental and social impacts and techniques used to decrease those impacts, such as, transportation control measures.  These measures could be:

bulletPlanners and developers should take full account of the types of movement that any new development will generate.
bulletIntroduce home-zones, using tested street designs, reduced speed limits and traffic-calming measures.
bulletPlace local transport plans on a statutory footing, with targets for reducing car journeys, and increasing year on year the proportion of trips made on foot, bicycle and public transport.
bulletCommit a minimum of 65% of transport public expenditure to walking, cycling and public transport over the next ten years.
bulletExtend a well-regulated franchise system for bus services to all towns and cities if services have not improved substantially within five years
bulletSet a maximum standard of one car parking space per dwelling for all new urban residential development