Erling Holden's Achieving Sustainable Mobility (Transport and Mobility) PDF

By Erling Holden

ISBN-10: 0754649415

ISBN-13: 9780754649410

ISBN-10: 0754684792

ISBN-13: 9780754684794

Sustainable mobility has turn into the hot vital for delivery coverage. there were a few coverage makes an attempt at sustainable mobility globally, resembling the advance of extra effective traditional delivery applied sciences, the promoting of effective and cheap public shipping platforms and the encouragement of environmental know-how. Such rules have so usually been provided as necessities for sustainable mobility that they're now taken without any consideration. yet are any of those guidelines quite winning? To what volume do they really give a contribution (or fail to give a contribution) to sustainable mobility? Why perform a little guidelines prevail and others fail?Using an interdisciplinary method which brings jointly quite a few theories and methodologies, this ebook exams each one of those rules - or hypotheses, because the writer sees them - with distinctive empirical investigations. It additionally argues that leisure-time go back and forth can be incorporated in any sustainable mobility rules, because it now bills for fifty in keeping with cent of all annual trip distance in built international locations. The publication concludes via suggesting fourteen theses of sustainable mobility for the ecu and a brand new version for destiny most sensible perform.

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First, a strong sustainability requirement implies that demands on the Earth’s biological capacity cannot be excessive. Excessive demands on the Earth’s biological capacity not only violate the long-term ecological sustainability requirement but also most likely prevent future generations from 9 Due to the limitations of GDP as an indicator of living standard (human development), the Human Development Indicator (HDI) was introduced by the United Nations in 1990 (UNDP 1990). The HDI is now being published annually for more than 175 countries (UNDP 2005).

8 global hectares per capita. 4 global hectares per capita – a staggering 21 per cent. 4 hectares in 2003, WWF 2006) be cut by 72 per cent. 8 hectare requirement. However, the Earth’s biological capacity as estimated by WWF includes only onequarter of its surface. The remaining three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, including deserts, ice caps, and deep oceans, support, according to WWF, comparatively low levels of bioproductivity, too dispersed to be harvested. These are, however, areas potentially suited for biological production and moreover areas that could be used for production of non-organic renewable energy (that could replace fossil fuels thus reducing CO2 emissions).

A New Imperative for the EU Transport Policy 17 The third section presents the three main policy types for promoting sustainable mobility: information-orientated policy, regulation-orientated policy and technologyorientated policy. Finally, based on the approaches and policy orientations, the fourth section constructs a typology for sustainable mobility, from which six hypotheses for achieving it are formulated with reference to the roles of technology, public transport, green attitudes and land-use planning.

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