Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions

Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions

by William R. Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 1606234854

ISBN-13: 9781606234853

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

During the past two decades, sustainability has become the dominant concern of transportation planners and policymakers. This timely text provides a framework for developing systems that move people and products efficiently while minimizing damage to the local and global environment. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the problems surrounding

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During the past two decades, sustainability has become the dominant concern of transportation planners and policymakers. This timely text provides a framework for developing systems that move people and products efficiently while minimizing damage to the local and global environment. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the problems surrounding current transportation systems: climate change, urban air pollution, diminishing petroleum reserves, safety issues, and congestion. It explores the full range of possible solutions, including applications of pricing, planning, policy, education, and technology. Numerous figures, tables, and examples are featured, with a primary focus on North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606234853
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

I. The Nature of the Problem

1. The Problem of Sustainability in the Transport Sector

2. The Historical Problem of Sustainability in the Transport Sector

3. Climate Change

4. Urban Air Quality

5. The Finite Nature of Petroleum Reserves

6. Motor Vehicle Crashes and Safety

7. Congestion and Sustainability

II. Possible Solutions

8. An Introduction to the Range of Possible Solutions

Pricing

9. The Full Costs of Transportation

10. Pricing and Taxation

Planning

11. Urban Form: Planning for Sustainability

12. Indicator-Based Planning

Policy

13. A Continuum of Policies

14. The Special Role of Speed and Speed Limit Policies

15. National Policy Solutions

16. Sustainable Travel Demand Management

Education

17. Educating for Change

Technology

18. Information and Communication Technologies, and E-Commerce

19. The Potential of Alternative Fuels

20. New Vehicles, Fuel Cells, and Catalytic Converters

21. Intelligent Transport Systems

III. Summary and Conclusions

22. Summary, Conclusions, and the Current Status of Sustainable Transport

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