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dc.contributor.authorBloyce, Daniel*
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Christopher*
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T09:33:14Z
dc.date.available2018-09-14T09:33:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-17
dc.identifier.citationBloyce, D. & White, C. (2018). When transport policy becomes health policy: A documentary analysis of active travel policy in England. Transport Policy, 72, 13-23.
dc.identifier.issn0967-070X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.09.012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621394
dc.description.abstractThere has been a succession of policy documents related to active travel published by the British government since the implementation of a National Cycle Network (NCN) in 1995. However, as the latest National Travel Survey (NTS) reveals, the number of journeys made by bike in the UK has remained steadfastly around only 2% (Department for Transport [DfT], 2018a). By using documentary analysis of the available official policy documents and statements, the aim of this paper is to make sense of the policies that have been published concerning active travel (AT) in England. This is done from a figurational sociological perspective. Three key themes emerge from the analysis: (1) the rhetorical, advisory level of the vast majority of the policies; (2) the reliance on a wide network of local authorities to implement AT policy; and (3) the focus placed on individuals to change their behaviour. Furthermore, the analysis reveals that despite a large number of policy publications from a range of government departments claiming to promote AT, little has actually changed in this time period in terms of a national agenda. Despite the successive policies, it seems there is little appetite on behalf of recent governments to make widespread infrastructural changes, where instead the focus has largely been on persuading the individual to seek more active modes of travel, increasingly for their own, individual ‘health’ gains.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X18302646en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectactive travelen_US
dc.subjectpolicyen_US
dc.subjectCyclingen_US
dc.subjectWalkingen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjecthealthismen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subjectFigurational sociologyen_US
dc.titleWhen transport policy becomes health policy: A documentary analysis of active travel policy in Englanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester
dc.identifier.journalTrasnport Policyen_US
dc.date.accepted2018-09-13
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-09-17
refterms.dateFCD2018-09-13T13:33:23Z
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refterms.dateFOA2019-09-17T00:00:00Z


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