Transportation Planning and the Future / Edition 1

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Current trends in transport, particularly the rise in CO_2 emissions, indicate that major changes in technology, public policy and individual behaviour are necessary to make the transport system more compatible with environmental sustainability. What then are the possible futures for sustainable systems of transport? In this book future scenarios are constructed on the basis of the recently developed 'spider model'. This model constructs an evaluation framework - based along spatial, institutional, economic and socio-psychological axes - which visualises the core factors that influence transport systems. These factors can operate either separately or in combination - this interaction creates scenarios which range from market-oriented to regulatory systems, and from individual to collective modes of transport. Drawing on the work of a range of transport analysts, the book suggests that the current trend away from sustainability and collective systems is likely to continue, but when sound policies are introduced, a sustainable transport system becomes a feasible option.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471974086
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/19/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Transportation in a Conflicting Force Field.

Transport and the Environment.

Major Trends in European Transport.


New Transport Systems: Success and Failure Factors.

Innovations in Automobile and Aviation Systems.

The Potential of New Collective Transport Modes.


Scenarios for Future Sustainable Transport Systems.

The Spider Model for Composing Scenarios.

Expert Views on the Future Transport System.

New Transport Futures Designed by Expert Opinion.

A Segment Analysis of Expert Groups for Transport Scenario Design.

Environmental Impacts: Estimation of CO_2 Emissions.

The Realism of Sustainable Mobility: An Assessment of Policy Options.



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