The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 134

The Relationship Between Access to Public Transport and Social Exclusion in London


6 May 2009

Author: Andrew Munk

Publication Date: 2009

The relationship between a highly modern  and efficient public transport network, and the exclusion of certain groups within the city from using this system, is a manifestation of the tension between the global capitalist system, and the local reality of poverty and social exclusion.  This paper seeks to contribute to the debate concerning whether a city such as London can remain competitive at a global level in macro-economic terms, whilst at the same time address key social exclusion issues at the micro-local level.  

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