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Transport planning and participation: The rhetoric and realities of public involvement

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Transport planning and participation : The rhetoric and realities of public involvement. / Bickerstaff, Karen; Tolley, Rodney; Walker, Gordon.

In: Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 10, No. 1, 17.03.2002, p. 61-73.

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Bickerstaff K, Tolley R, Walker G. Transport planning and participation: The rhetoric and realities of public involvement. Journal of Transport Geography. 2002 Mar 17;10(1):61-73. Epub 2002 Jan 30. doi: 10.1016/S0966-6923(01)00027-8

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Bickerstaff, Karen ; Tolley, Rodney ; Walker, Gordon. / Transport planning and participation : The rhetoric and realities of public involvement. In: Journal of Transport Geography. 2002 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 61-73.

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