264 pages | 43 B/W Illus.
Practical guide for transport policymakers and planners to achieve low-carbon land transport systems.
Based on wide ranging research, it shows how policies can be bundled successfully and worked into urban transport decision-making and planning strategies.
With case studies from developed and developing countries, it outlines measures for reducing emissions, tailoring these to specific circumstances. It also highlights how greenhouse gas savings are measured, as well as success factors for implementing policies and measures in complex decision-making processes.
For students of sustainable transport, professional planners and decision makers, Low-Carbon Land Transport is an invaluable reference for all those looking to help transport networks flow in a sustainable direction.
"The authors of Low Carbon Land Transport provide policymakers who are committed to sustainable urban development and transport with a comprehensive set of tools and strategies to guide and inform their decisions. This book comes to us at a definitive crossroads in the future of urban transport worldwide, and more than ever, the decisions we make today will determine what kind of city our future generation will inherit." – Holger Dalkmann, Director EMBARQ - The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport
"This is a timely, informative and comprehensive book. It provides a wealth of data and comparisons on transport in countries around the world, reviews trends and covers future scenarios. It draws clear distinctions between countries at different phases of development. Most importantly, it provides ideas and insights for policies needed to change course and put the world on a lower-carbon transport pathway." – Lewis M. Fulton, Co-Director Institute of Transportation Studies - University of California, Davis
"This book explains very well the critical role that transport will have to play in preventing dangerous climate change. It educates policy makers on how they can do this in a manner which can not only reduce climate change but will at the same time give the world more liveable cities at the same time. We should thank the authors that they made the effort to combine their great ideas and experience in this important book" – Cornie Huizenga, Convenor of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
Part 1: The Transport Challenge: Drivers and Trends Part 2: Strategies and Measures: Towards Intelligent Policy Packages Part 3: Measuring Emissions and Reductions Part 4: Managing the Transition to Low Carbon Transport References