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1st Edition

European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility

ISBN 9780415234092
Published January 5, 2001 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction. Section 1: Taking Stock of the European Transport Policy Context 2.Forces of Change in the Transport Sector. 3.European Transport Trends. 4.European Transport Policy Responses. 5.Impacts on Sustainable Mobility. Scenario Building and Methodological Framework 7.Targets for Sustainable Mobility. 8.Images of the Future. 9.Assembling Policy Packages and Paths - 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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'It is a new and very interesting attempt to place transport activities within their general and societal framework. It is also a very inspiring read, because it shows that, if we can move ahead together, we are still able to prepare an acceptable future for future generations.' - Journal of Transport Geography

'An excellent series of practical courses for study and revision of modern languages. I was particularly impressed by the interface design, which is clear and easy to use ... The language learning materials in all the CD ROMs are well written and researched, and use a well-chosen selection of examples that are a good collection of examples of "real" situations. This collection of CD ROMs is an excellent "revision" tool for someone setting out on a business trip or holiday, or as a resource available in a student language learning laboratory.' - Lorna M. Hughes, Assistant Director for Humanities Computing, York University, USA

'Educationally sound and effective.' - Library Technology