Ecologically Sustainable Transportation

Ecologically Sustainable Transportation
Author: Fraser Shilling
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128141489
ISBN 13: 0128141484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecologically Sustainable Transportation: Planning, Building, and Operations provides transportation researchers, practitioners, and policy makers with a consistent and cohesive examination of the local, regional, and national environmental issues in sustainable transportation systems planning, development, and implementation. Ecologically Sustainable Transportation compiles numerous topics together in one resource to bridge the gap between the study and practice of these interdisciplinary fields. The book is an accessible resource for transportation professionals on basic ecology principles, connecting the academic and technical literature to the practice of transportation road ecology. Helping to define the environment component of sustainable transportation, Ecologically Sustainable Transportation focuses on ecological planning, mitigation, and monitoring in several dimensions of transportation systems. Engaging those who make transportation decisions currently or in the future, Ecologically Sustainable Transportation offers practical insights and guidance on the entire spectrum of road ecology issues within the context of sustainable transportation systems. Uniquely includes coverage of the relationship between road systems and climate change Targets the needs of both researchers and practitioners to support multiple levels of knowledge and expertise Interdisciplinary integration of transportation, sustainability, and ecological academic research with applied usage Teaching and learning aids such as case studies, chapter objectives, dialogue boxes, glossary, text boxes and online teaching resources

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport
Author: R Tolley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN 10: 1855738619
ISBN 13: 9781855738614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cycling and walking are both essential components in sustainable transport strategy and are becoming an ever more important part of urban planning. There is now a wealth of international experience of how well sustainable planning works in practice and how it can be improved. With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Sustainable transport sums up many of the lessons learnt and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorised transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling and walking with public transport. Since education is a critical element in sustainable transport planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthier travel habits and ways of promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to the car. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Sustainable transport is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching transport issues. Comprehensive handbook covering sustainable transport initiatives world wide Focuses on walking and cycling as alternatives to motorised transport systems Presents practical advice on how to encourage sustainable transport schemes

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning
Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN 10: 0470540931
ISBN 13: 9780470540930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

Social Change and Sustainable Transport

Social Change and Sustainable Transport
Author: William Richard Black,Peter Nijkamp
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780253340672
ISBN 13: 0253340675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transportation research has traditionally been dominated by engineering and logistics research approaches. This book integrates social, economic, and behavioral sciences into the transportation field. As its title indicates, emphasis is on socioeconomic changes, which increasingly govern the development of the transportation sector. The papers presented here originated at a conference on Social Change and Sustainable Transport held at the University of California at Berkeley in March 1999, under the auspices of the European Science Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The contributors, who represent a range of disciplines, including geography and regional science, economics, political science, sociology, and psychology, come from twelve different countries. Their subjects cover the consequences of environmentally sustainable transportation vs. the "business-as-usual" status quo, the new phenomenon of "edge cities," automobile dependence as a social problem, the influence of leisure or discretionary travel and of company cars, the problems of freight transport, the future of railroads in Europe, the imposition of electronic road tolls, potential transport benefits of e-commerce, and the electric car.

Sustainable Mass Transit

Sustainable Mass Transit
Author: Thomas Abdallah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128113006
ISBN 13: 9780128113004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation examines the numerous types of mass transit systems, looking closely at all their key functions, including operations, maintenance, development, design, building and retrofitting. It examines the mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, including green infrastructure, materials conservation, ecological conservation and other sustainable initiatives. The book explores organizational best practices, environmental regulatory constraints and life-cycle assessments, describing which sustainable elements can be added while rehabilitating or expanding a mass transportation infrastructure or ancillary facility. The book concludes with a look at forthcoming sustainable initiatives that will enhance mass transit systems. Contains case studies from the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia Uses applied research written by transportation practitioners and scholars Explores how Environmental Management System frameworks improve environmental performance in the operations, maintenance, design, rehabilitation and expansion of a mass transportation system Shows how teams from different fields, entities, agencies and cities can work together to solve complex sustainability challenges

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Author: Preston L Schiller,Jeffrey Kenworthy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2017-11-09
ISBN 10: 1317289145
ISBN 13: 9781317289142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables. The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

The Ecology of Transportation Managing Mobility for the Environment

The Ecology of Transportation  Managing Mobility for the Environment
Author: John Davenport,Julia L. Davenport
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2006-06-30
ISBN 10: 1402045042
ISBN 13: 9781402045042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume reviews the ecological effects of road, rail, marine and air transport. The focus ranges from identification of threats and repair of damaging effects to design of future transport systems that minimize environmental degradation. The scope of coverage extends from small ecosystems to the planet as a whole. Experts from a variety of disciplines address the topic, expressing views across the spectrum from deep pessimism to cautious optimism.

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Author: Preston L. Schiller,Eric Christian Bruun,Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1844076644
ISBN 13: 9781844076642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.

Eco Cities and Green Transport

Eco Cities and Green Transport
Author: Huapu Lu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-17
ISBN 10: 012821516X
ISBN 13: 9780128215166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The increasingly rapid growth of global urbanization requires cities to be built in an ecologically sustainable, energy efficient, and livable way. A critical component in achieving these goals is an urban transportation system that use natural resources as reasonably as possible. The outcome of a ten-year data collection research effort by the author and his team, Eco-cities and Green Transport sheds new insights into these challenges using a thorough investigation of traffic systems in 20 cities from 13 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Presenting each case in a systematic, uniform, and structured way, Eco-cities and Green Transport examines different cities at different scales to suggest unique solutions appropriate to each scale. It examines city infrastructure and the built environment, transport system supply and demand, and transport behavior to offer innovative policy solutions for various transport modes. With end of chapter experiences and lessons summarized, Eco-cities and Green Transport provides an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages for transforming cities and their transport systems to meet residents current and future needs.

Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2002-08-27
ISBN 10: 9264176241
ISBN 13: 9789264176249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Presents the findings and analysis of the OECD Environmentally Sustainable Transport Project.

Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Transport in the People s Republic of China

Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Transport in the People s Republic of China
Author: Manmohan Parkash
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075653736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting the development of transport sector in the People's Republic of China since 1986, by providing lending and non-lending support. Considerable progress has been achieved since then. However, with volatile fuel prices and increasing greenhouse emissions, issues of affordability, environmental sustainability and resource optimization are becoming increasingly important. This paper analyses these key issues and recommends a new, target-oriented approach that places energy efficiency, environment, and health at the top of the policy agenda for transport and related sectors at all levels. The paper makes six key recommendations for promoting environmentally sustainable transportation that can be considered by PRC to overcome these challenges.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777326
ISBN 13: 9781136777325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport
Author: Måns Nilsson,Karl Hillman,Annika Rickne,Thomas Magnusson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 1136316604
ISBN 13: 9781136316609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Examining this relationship across countries and regions that are leaders in vehicle manufacturing and innovation, such as the European Union, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and USA, the books aims to learn lessons about policy and innovation performance.

OECD Environmentally Sustainable Transportation EST Study Quebec Windsor Corridor

OECD Environmentally Sustainable Transportation  EST  Study  Quebec Windsor Corridor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Environment Canada
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780662319177
ISBN 13: 0662319176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780821335987
ISBN 13: 0821335987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This publication elaborates on how the specific characteristics of the different transport subsectors affect the potential for expanding the role of competitive markets. It defines the principal challenges currently faced by the transport sector as a whole as: (i) the completion of basic infrastructure networks and (ii) the provision of adequate maintenance for them. Future challenges may include: (i) increasing responsiveness to customer needs, (ii) adjusting to global trade patterns, and (iii) coping with rapid motorization. These challenges highlight the need to reform institutional and transport policy in order to support a better quality of life on a sustained basis. This book identifies some generally applicable principles and best practices as the foundation of a policy for more sustainable transport. Economic and financial sustainability requires that resources be used efficiently and that assets be maintained properly. Environmental and ecological sustainability requires that the external effects of transport be taken into account fully when public or private decisions are made that determine future development. Social sustainability requires that the benefits of improved transport reach all sections of the community. It is necessary to redefine the role of governments in the transport sector--the focus in transport policy must shift toward a market-based approach with the private sector taking on more of the responsibility for providing, operating, and financing transport services and infrastructure. The role of the government would therefore decline, but its importance as the enabler of competition and the custodian of environmental and social interests would increase. The World Bank Group's role will be to focus on institutional and policy reform; it can help governments fulfill their enabling and supervisory role in a freer transport market through more selective and focused technical assistance for building the capacity and skills needed by the public sector." -- Website.

Handbook of Sustainable Travel

Handbook of Sustainable Travel
Author: Tommy Gärling,Dick Ettema,Margareta Friman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2013-10-13
ISBN 10: 9400770340
ISBN 13: 9789400770348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume gathers distinguished researchers on travel behavior from a variety of disciplines, to offer state-of-the-art research and analysis encompassing environmental, traffic and transport psychology; transport planning and engineering; transport geography; transport economics; consumer services research; environmental sociology and well-being research. The underlying dilemma is that neither contemporary transportation technology nor contemporary travel behaviors are sustainable. The path toward sustainability is complex, because the consequences of changing technology and attempts to change travel preferences can be extreme both in economic and in social terms. The Handbook of Sustainable Travel discusses transportation systems from environmental, social and economic perspectives, to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms, and to envisage potential strategies towards more sustainable travel. Part I offers an introduction to the subject, with chapters review historical and future trends in travel, the role of travel for a good society, and the satisfaction of travelers with various features of travel options. Part II proceeds from the fact that the car is the backbone of today’s transportation system, and that a break with automobiles is likely to be necessary in the future. Contributors review the development of private car use, explore economic and psychological reasons why the car has become the primary mode of transport and discuss how this can be changed in the future. Part III addresses the social sustainability of travel, providing insights into the social costs and benefits of leisure, business and health travel, and taking into account the social costs or benefits of measures whose goals are primarily environmental. The authors provide the necessary background to judge whether proposed transport policies are also sustainable from a social perspective. Part IV highlights future alternatives to physical travel and surveys ecologically sustainable travel modes such as public transport and non-motorized modes of transportation.

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0309094186
ISBN 13: 9780309094184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Project on Environmentally Sustainable Transport EST

Project on Environmentally Sustainable Transport  EST
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Environment Directorate,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Environment Policy Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:43842755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eco Cities and Green Transport

Eco Cities and Green Transport
Author: Huapu Lu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-04-11
ISBN 10: 0128215178
ISBN 13: 9780128215173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eco-cities and Green Transport presents a systematic, uniform, and structured way to examine different cities at different scales in order to suggest unique solutions appropriate to each scale. The book examines city infrastructure and the built environment, transport system supply and demand, and transport behavior to offer innovative policy solutions for various transport modes. With end of chapter experiences and lessons summarized, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages for transforming cities and their transport systems to meet residents current and future needs. The increasingly rapid growth of global urbanization requires cities to be built in an ecologically sustainable, energy efficient, and livable way. A critical component in achieving these goals is an urban transportation system that uses natural resources as reasonably as possible. The outcome of a ten-year data collection research effort by the author and his team, the book sheds new insights into these challenges using a thorough investigation of traffic systems in 20 cities from 13 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Summarizes the essential experiences of green transport projects from cities around the world Analyzes projects using a consistent structure, allowing comparison of best practices and policy approaches Overviews the latest sustainable urban transportation concepts, tools, and best practices

Performance Indicators for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation

Performance Indicators for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation
Author: Canada. Transport Canada. Airports. Safety and Technical Services. Environmental Services,Marbek Resource Consultants Ltd,Canada. Transport Canada
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 21
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:61780062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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