chapter  9
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SOME THEMES FOR THE FUTURE

There can be no doubting the all-pervasive influence of transport and in particular its critical role in the process of development in the broadest sense-economic, social and political. Transport is both the cause and an effect of development and the precise nature of the interrelationship will certainly continue to provoke debate. However, a better understanding of the problems involved could lead to developments in transport which produce benefit for the whole populations concerned and a widening rather than concentration of advantage and an emphasis on equity rather than polarisation. There has been no attempt in this volume to provide definitive answers but rather to develop ideas and facts which will inform discussion and decision making.