Transport and Environment: In Search of Sustainable Solutions

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Eran Feitelson, E. T. Verhoef
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 295 pages
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'The book is enjoyable and interesting to read and in each individual chapter comprehensive with useful references to the subject.'
- Moshe Givoni, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure
The impact of transport on the environment is a major issue of worldwide concern. This important new book presents state-of-the-art contributions on spatial and technological aspects of transport in relation to environmental degradation, together with analysis of sustainable transport policy.
The first part of the book focuses on policy analysis. A sustainable transport strategy should include all elements of the transport sector, transcend the usual time and space constraints and address economic and equity concerns, in addition to the environmental targets it is often designed to meet. The second part concerns technological issues. The authors do not simply describe technological possibilities, but are instead concerned with broader issues such as scenario development and implementation strategies. The third part concerns spatial aspects, including an increasing spatial level in discussing sustainable transport issues, from the local and urban level to global aspects of sustainable transport. Transport and Environment thus offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on the multifaceted field of sustainable transport.
  

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CAP 7 _ Visser J.G.S.N, Geerlings H., Technological innovations in transport: an implementation strategy for underground freight transport, in Feitelson E.,. Verhoef E T. ( 2001), Transport and environment: in search of sustainable solutions , Edward Elgar Publishing, (pp. 136 155)
LONDON - METROFREIGHT PROJECT P 155
AMSTERDAM - OLS (Ondergronds logistiek System)project p 140
 

Contents

from policy measures to sustainability notions and back
3
an evaluation of a policy analysis study
12
a spatially temporally and institutionally differentiated approach
34
4 Are current air transport policies consistent with a sustainable environment?
54
Technological Aspects
73
market chances of new drive concepts for landbased transport
75
a sociotechnical scenario study
103
an implementation strategy for underground freight transport
136
8 Sustainable underground urban goods distribution networks
157
Spatial Aspects
179
plans and possibilities
181
10 Effects of the Dutch compact city policy on travel behaviour
208
a comparison of Dutch scenario studies
231
an assessment of trends and driving forces
255
Index
285
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