in recent years new experimental public transport schemes have been promoted to improve accessibility of attractive countryside to non-car owners. until now demonstration schemes have been introduced on an ad hoc basis, and to introduce any further schemes a comprehensive understanding of present patterns of recreational travel is needed. a home interview survey was conducted to provide an assessment of transport needs and demands in newport, gwent, by a market based approach, and to identify problems involved in travel by public transport. the survey indicated recreational areas popular with the motorist, but virtually inaccessible to those without their own transport, and identified those places that the transport disadvantaged wished to visit. from the information gained from this survey, experimental transport services were to be planned to run from newport to surrounding recreational areas.(a)

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