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Equitable transport provision for night-time workers in 24-hour London

Smeds, E; McArthur, J; Robin, E; (2017) Equitable transport provision for night-time workers in 24-hour London. UCL City Leadership Lab: London. Green open access

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Abstract

Over the past decade, cities across Europe and the US have begun to take the notion of a ‘24-hour city’ more seriously. Having recognised the economic value of night-time activities, cities such as Amsterdam and London have appointed night-time mayors to help foster the Night-Time Economy (NTE). This short research report unpacks current understandings of the NTE in London, highlighting the discrepancies between NTE as framed in policy strategies and the real nature of the NTE. It seeks to understand to what extent planning for night-time transport caters to those working in the sectors that make up the most of the NTE (health and social care services, transport and logistics), identifying blind spots in London’s current approach to night-time transport. Whilst this research project is in its early stages, this report aims to provide new methodological insights on how spatial data analysis can be leveraged to map the transport needs of night-time workers, in order to inform the design of more inclusive transport policy. More broadly, the report highlights that: - more inclusive framings of night-time strategies are possible if the NTE is viewed from the perspective of labour and the transport demand generated byworkers, rather thanfrom the perspective ofconsumption and the leisure-based economyalone; - in addition to investing in the extension of rail services to operate at night, policy development should include investigating options to improve night bus services further, such as express night buses to serve majornight-time employment areas; - access to transport needs to be understood and modelled not just in terms of access to consumption, the London Central Activities Zone or day-time destinations, but crucially include access to employment as a cornerstone.

Type: Report
Title: Equitable transport provision for night-time workers in 24-hour London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6c6416_060ed39e7f74...
Language: English
Additional information: This report is under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International).
Keywords: night-time, mobility, transport, workers, policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044424
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