This review has been prepared in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee. It examines the topic of transport and the environment. Part 1 summarises some of the most signifi cant trends in transport and travel. Part 2 provides information on what is known about the impact of transport on the environment in the UK. And Part 3 describes the main public bodies responsible for transport, together with some of their most important programmes and policy instruments.
This summary does not seek to précis Parts 1 to 3, since these Parts are already at an overview level. Instead it seeks to identify the main ways that the Committee could break up this huge topic into smaller subjects suited to a Committee inquiry. The final choice of topic for Committee consideration is of course a matter for the Committee, and so we do not seek in this document to recommend specific subjects.