This book is unique in addressing rural transport policy issues in a comprehensive and rigorous way. Much has been written in recent years about urban transport and policy, but in both transport research itself and in implemented transport policies we have seen rural transport needs take second place to urban issues. The book sets out to define the key transport issues involved in a rural context and goes on to explore specific policies to deal with these issues. Throughout, the book combines original research and specially conducted international surveys with an overview of the available literature, providing a valuable and uniquely thorough resource. Taking as its main focus the specific context of British rural transport issues, the work provides in-depth research which, while local in its starting-point, is international in its perspective and implications. The aim of the book is not so much to provide answers to the various transport problems but to provide a foundation for the formulation of ideas.