Sustainable mobility is a qualitative, vague and normative vision. Although this vagueness is often criticized and seen as a drawback it also allows diverse stakeholders to commit to the goal of sustainable mobility. It allows for consensus, which can also help achieve a transport system that enables mobility for current and future generations. The goal of sustainable mobility is an ambitious one and requires a long-term and process-oriented perspective. With this in mind, this volume examines sustainable mobilities from multiple angles varying by time, region, cultural and economic backgrounds, local stakeholders and governance structures. By achieving a better understanding of mobility behaviour and mobility needs in different contexts this book develops innovative strategies and advances modelling approaches which evaluate these strategies. Presented here is not an ideal package of strategies to achieve sustainable mobility but rather innovations in the different disciplines and fields to show how each of them can contribute to keeping all people mobile - today and in the future.
’Societies are built on high levels of mobility. This book brings together leading European researchers to outline the problems and possibilities for sustainable mobility, through a wide range of novel approaches examining how behaviour might change. The social dimensions of behaviour are highlighted along with case study examples of innovative practices. Progress is being made towards sustainable mobility, but only slowly.’ David Banister, Oxford University, UK ’Without getting lost in definitions this timely book provides an accessible, stimulating, and well-organized entry point to sustainable mobilities research. How could the needs of present and future generations be served if these are not diligently scrutinized? We are offered new insights into what various novel approaches and potential strategies may accomplish.' Henrik Gudmundsson, DTU Transport, Denmark