15 January 2022

Reducing social exclusion through local transport policies and plans

The European Commission’s Employment and Social Affairs Directorate has launched a new initiative to tackle social exclusion within the Union. During 2002, Transport & Travel Research Ltd has been contracted to co-ordinate a major project within the programme to produce a methodology for local and regional authorities to assess and monitor the effectiveness of local transport plans and policies in relieving social exclusion in their areas. The project will also identify and disseminate best practice measures being implemented across Europe and develop benchmark indicators for EU local authorities to use.

In the UK the methodology is being validated in the Merseyside area and will be subsequently available as a tool for local transport policy monitoring purposes.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr Laurie Pickup at TTR

Tel: 01993 810780

email: [email protected]