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What Are The Policy Implications?
It is important that any city considering URUC specifies its objectives clearly. Those objectives will apply to the overall strategy of which URUC might form a part. There is growing evidence, as set out in Section 2.5, of the ways in which such overall strategies might best be designed.
URUC may well be designed to contribute to a limited sub-set of the overall objectives, such as congestion relief and environmental protection. Indeed it appears that it will be easier to promote URUC if the objectives which it is designed to meet are limited in number.
Whatever the objectives of URUC, it will be necessary to demonstrate that URUC is the most effective way of meeting them. The chosen objectives will also influence the way in which a URUC scheme is designed, as discussed in Chapter 3. Other objectives of the overall strategy (for example economic regeneration) should be treated as constraints on the design of the URUC scheme.
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