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Access to basic services

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Driving force

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  • TERM 014
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Policy issue:  Ensure access to basic services by environment-friendly modes

Key messages

  • In some countries people have to travel increasing distances to gain access to basic services such as shopping, work and education. Access to basic services is becoming more and more dependent on cars.

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Key assessment

Urban sprawl, growing car ownership and the concentration of work and shopping in out-of-town locations have resulted in continuing increases in journey lengths for all purposes, but particularly for commuting. Access to basic services is becoming more and more dependent on cars.

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