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European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility

European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility
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  • European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility ISBN: 9780415234092 Paperback Dec 2000 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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It is now widely accepted that transport is becoming increasingly unsustainable and that strong policy intervention is required to reduce both the growth in transport demand and the environmental costs of transport. This book challenges conventional approaches to transport by moving away from trend based analysis towards the use of scenarios to identify alternative sustainable transport futures. It both summaries the development of EU transport policy and presents a critique. The policy context is widened to include the global changes taking place in economics, society and technology. It develops new methodologies for policy making for the next 25 years. This book is directed at researchers, transport professionals, policymakers and students who are interested in creating a sustainable future for transportation in Europe and beyond. This book arose from the European Commission research project, Policy Scenarios for Sustainable Mobilty (POSSUM) which was co-ordinated by David Banister, Professor of Transport Planning at University College London.


1. Introduction. Section 1: Taking Stock of the European Transport Policy Context 2. Forces of Change in the Transport Sector. The globalisation of the economy. Changing social structures. The decentralisation of cities. Privatisation and deregulation of transport operation. 3. European Transport Trends. The number of vehicles. Transport Volumes (passenger and freight). Congestion. Accessibility. 4.European transport policy responses. History of European transport policy. Prospects for the future. The influence of other European policies on transport trends. 5. Impacts on Sustainable Mobility. Indicators of sustainable mobility. Assessment of progress towards sustainable mobility. Areas for action. Section 2: Scenario Building and Sustainable Mobility 6. Scenario Building and Methodological Framework. 7. Targets for Sustainable Mobility. 8. Images of the Future. 9. Assembling Policy Packages and Path - the Theory. Section 3: Policy Actions and Conclusions 10. The Potential for Achieving Sustainable Mobility. 11. Policy Packages and Paths. 12. Policy Actions and Conclusions.

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