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The Contribution of Mixed Land Uses to Sustainable Travel in Cities

Mixed land uses and travel behaviour Reducing the need to travel is high on the policy agenda, and land use planning is seen to have a prominent role in achieving this objective (Banister, 1997). In recent years, UK governments have claimed that mixed land uses can promote sustainable transport by reducing the need to travel by car. What evidence is there to support this claim? Some commentators are justifiably sceptical (Breheny, 1995) and there is some suspicion that politicians find proposed planning solutions to transport problems much more palatable than pricing ones.