An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation (Hardback)
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Short Description for An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it offers tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. This work explains demand management as applied to transportation and present lessons from other public arenas and areas of application, especially in urban-suburban areas.
- Published: 30 April 2010
- Format: Hardback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844076642 ISBN 10: 1844076644
Full description for An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.