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The word 'liveable' denotes a desirable quality of life, economic soundness, social health and environmental viability. Liveable cities are human oriented, environmentally friendly, economically viable, efficient and socially sound. fundamental to the generation of such a liveable environment is the integration of transport and land use planning to ensure the production of development scaled to human needs, with excellent access to public transport and non-motorised transport facilities, while allowing an appropriate level of car access. Government's policies are to encourage public transport, walking and cycling over the use of the private car. This article demonstrates how a coordinated spatial, urban design and transport planning approach can provide a transport system that will reduce the present excessive dependence on the private car while providing a more efficient transportation service that supports, rather than impeding the development of a liveable community


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