aims of this section are that students will:
the complex nature of the current transport situation in Northern Ireland.
that there is a high degree of dependency in Northern Ireland on private
transport, and that this situation is not sustainable.
that the transport networks and policy decisions must be carefully managed,
to ensure their sustainability.
the end of this unit students will be able to:
that important decisions have to be made regarding the future of transport
that the transport system in NI is made up of a series of interconnected
hubs, gateways and corridors
that the means by which people and goods have been transported in NI
has changed significantly over time.
that the increased use of roads creates problems to which solutions
are not easily found.
the methods government can use to influence people's choice of transport.
the extent to which rail can play a part in the sustainable development
of transport in NI.
that NI is reliant on its ports and airports for the import and export
of goods, ideas, services and people.
that in order to encourage people to replace car journeys with walking
or cycling, a range of polices and changes must be introduced.
the wide range of opinions there are with respect to the creation of
a by-pass around a town.
that the decisions that have to be made to improve transport in a sustainable
manner in NI are difficult ones.