Towards Sustainable Road Transport

Towards Sustainable Road Transport
Author: Ronald M. Dell,Patrick T. Moseley,David A. J. Rand
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 0124046916
ISBN 13: 9780124046917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical informationsupplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced. Drivers of technological change in road transport and the infrastructure requirements Discussion of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies Detailed exploration of current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion, with emphasis on hybrid/ battery electric traction, hydrogen, and fuel cells Comparative analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems

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.

Driving Towards Sustainable Development

Driving Towards Sustainable Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1998*
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:48915628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Sustainable Transport Book Review:

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 and Efficient Transport

Sustainable and Efficient Transport
Author: Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson,Suvi Sankari,Anu Bask
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1788119282
ISBN 13: 9781788119283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The EU Commission has set the goal of facilitating a competitive transport system, increasing mobility and supporting growth while simultaneously reaching a target of 60 per cent emissions reductions by 2050. In light of past performance and estimated development, the target will not be reached without further behavioural change in the transport sector. This interdisciplinary book examines how such a behavioural shift can be achieved by various organizational and legal means, focusing primarily on the European Union and its specific policies related to greening transport.

Planning Sustainable Transport

Planning Sustainable Transport
Author: Barry Hutton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 1136754156
ISBN 13: 9781136754159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Sustainable Transport Book Review:

Transport choices must be transformed if we are to cope with sustainability and climate change, but this can only be done if we understand how complex transport systems work. Straightforward choices are never made between one transport mode and another; door-to-door movements of both people and freight use combinations of different modes of transport. This book offers a cross-disciplinary overview of transport systems and the ways in which they interact with urban and regional planning decisions and environmental issues. It offers a thoughtful critique of existing methodology and policy, raising issues, providing facts, explaining linkages and, particularly, stimulating debate. The book methodically explores the definitions, trends, problems, objectives and policies of transport planning. In particular the author looks at land use as a major determinant of the nature and extent of the demand for transport, concluding that the management of land use has to be a key element of any sustainable transport policy. Planning Sustainable Transport will be essential reading for today’s transport specialists, planners and property developers. It will also be useful to postgraduate students in planning and related disciplines.

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport
Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 0857095870
ISBN 13: 9780857095879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations. Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles

Towards Sustainable Road Financing in Ghana

Towards Sustainable Road Financing in Ghana
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:61473592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Road transport is the dominant transport mode in most developing countries and carry well over 90% of domestic freight and passenger traffic. Road transport is therefore a major asset and plays a significant role in the socio-economic development of these countries. Despite this, roads in developing countries are grossly under funded. They are thus poorly maintained with the result that a large percentage of the networks has deteriorated to the point where massive rehabilitation and reconstruction would have to be carried out if the road networks are to be able to support the desired economic growth. It is unlikely that Governments would be able to increase the present funding levels significantly. External sources of support for road maintenance are also expected to reduce with competition from the recent democracies in Eastern Europe. Innovative ways must therefore be devised to fund road maintenance and rehabilitation/reconstruction. In Ghana, the road sector is undergoing reform as part of the preparation towards the Highway Sector Investment Program which is also supported by a number of external donors and will cover the period 1996 - 2000. The reforms are aimed at ensuring that by the end of the program the total cost of road maintenance would be covered by an enhanced Road Fund. The policies would ensure that tariffs contributing to the fund are progressively raised with time to an optimum level and properly channelised to the road agencies while at the same time pavement management systems, improved financial accounting and management information systems are put in place by the agencies. Other policies include encouraging private financing through BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) and MOT (Maintain, Operate and Transfer) schemes to reduce the dependence on central government for road funding. These, it is believed, would ensure sustainable road financing by the year 2000. This paper discusses these reforms and the strategies being developed to ensure that the road sector objectives are realised. For the covering abstract of this conference see IRRD number 872978.

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports
Author: Florin E. Mariasiu,Bogdan O. Varga
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9783659483400
ISBN 13: 3659483400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary human society is best characterized by the concept of mobility and has become possible through the use of vehicles (achieved by using internal combustion engines as primary energy source). Operation the internal combustion engine is based on burning process of fossil fuels in order to obtain the energy transmitted to the powertrain. But with the release of energy contained in the fuel, due to the imperfect process of the combustion process of internal combustion engines, combustion gases are released into the air, having a negative impact both on the environment and human health. The road transport domain will continue to dominate into the future the global transportation sector and is necessary to take immediate actions and measures for sustainability of transport sector. Two sustainable approaches are already implemented in transportation sector: biofuels and electric vehicles. The impacts of those measures to improve the sustainable character of transportation sector depend directly by the consumer's attitude. From this point of view the book present surveys, analyses and conclusions related to the consumer's attitudes on future sustainable transport technologies.

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning
Author: Kramberger, Tomaž
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1522500022
ISBN 13: 9781522500025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning Book Review:

The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems.

Transitions Towards Sustainable Mobility

Transitions Towards Sustainable Mobility
Author: Jo A.E.E. van Nunen,Paul Huijbregts,Piet Rietveld
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 9783642211928
ISBN 13: 3642211925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Delivering a sustainable transport system is not just a matter of adopting a number of technological innovations to improve performance in terms of people, planet, and profits. A broader structural and societal transition is needed in technology, as well as in institutions, behavioural patterns, and the economy as a whole. In this broader view, neither the free market nor the public sector will be the unique key player in making this transition happen. Elements of such an approach are presented in this book in a number of domains: integrating transport infrastructure and land use planning, thus connecting fields that are rather unconnected in day-to-day policies; experiments with dynamic transport optimization, including reports on pilot projects to test the viability of transitions; towards reliable transport systems, describing a reversal from supply-driven towards demand-driven approaches; and sustainable logistics and traffic management, from ‘local’ city distribution to global closed supply chain loops.

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport
Author: Dinesh Mohan,Geetam Tiwari
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN 10: 1351004840
ISBN 13: 9781351004848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport Book Review:

As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and encourages modes such as bicycles, increased zones exclusive to pedestrians within cities, and changed fiscal policies to incentivize public over private transport. Equally, it requires good engineering design to manage road use. Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport brings together contributions from leading international experts in urban planning, transport, and governance who suggest changes to make our cities more sustainable in the face of climate change. All professionals working in transport and engineering and planning students will find an overview of a broad field in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport
Author: Carey Curtis,Nicholas Low
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0754676927
ISBN 13: 9780754676928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Through an examination of transport planning in Australia, this book challenges conventional wisdom by showing, through original research, how 'car dependence' is as much an institutional as a technical phenomenon. The authors' case studies in three metropolitan cities show how transport policy has become institutionally fixated on a path dominated by private, road-based transport and how policy systems become encrusted around investment to accommodate private cars, erecting an impenetrable barrier against more sustainable mobility and accessibility solutions. The findings are applicable to most cities of the developed world, and to fields beyond transport planning.

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development
Author: United Nations Environment Programme
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-08-09
ISBN 10: 9789280721928
ISBN 13: 9280721925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As called for in Agenda 21, the road transport industry, under the leadership of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), developed the IRU Charter for Sustainable Development, which was unanimously adopted by all IRU members at its World Congress in 1996. This study helps to communicate to the public the vital role of road transport in modern society, and provides goals for implementing sustainable development at transport operator level.

Sustainable Transport for Chinese Cities

Sustainable Transport for Chinese Cities
Author: Roger L. Mackett,Anthony D. May,Masanobu Kii,Haixiao Pan
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN 10: 1781904766
ISBN 13: 9781781904763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transport for Chinese Cities Book Review:

Based on papers presented at a workshop on the green transport agenda and its implications for Chinese cities, organised by the World Conference on Transport Research Society in September 2010, this volume reviews the challenges facing urban transport internationally and in China.

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

Sustainable Transportation Planning Book Review:

"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.

Energy Transport the Environment

Energy  Transport    the Environment
Author: Oliver Inderwildi,Sir David King
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2012-03-04
ISBN 10: 1447127161
ISBN 13: 9781447127161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Transport the Environment Book Review:

Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues. Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm brings together leading figures from business, academia and governments to address the challenges and opportunities involved in working towards sustainable mobility. Key thinkers and decision makers approach topics and debates including: · energy security and resource scarcity · greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions · urban planning, transport systems and their management · governance and finance of transformation · the threats of terrorism and climate change to our transport systems. Introduced by a preface from U.S. Secretary Steven Chu and an outline by the editors, Dr Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Energy, Transport, & the Environment is divided into six sections. These sections address and explore the challenges and opportunities for energy supply, road transport, urban mobility, aviation, sea and rail, as well as finance and economics in transport. Possible solutions, ranging from alternative fuels to advanced urban planning and policy levers, will be examined in order to deepen the understanding of currently proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas. The result of this detailed investigation is an integrated view of sustainable transport for both people and freight, making Energy, Transport, & the Environment key reading for researchers, decision makers and policy experts across the public and private sectors.

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings
Author: Adriano Alessandrini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 0128129948
ISBN 13: 9780128129944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings provides valuable, objective, often difficult-to-obtain data, gleaned from the largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) in the world to date. The book features chapters authored by those deeply involved in CityMobil2—providing an easily accessible, cross-referenced resource for data and information on each aspect of the project. Chapters cover vehicle technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, operating systems, future scenario analysis, automated and conventional vehicle comparisons, and legal frameworks for system implementation. The book examines project field tests, showing the technology’s adaptability and different requirements based on geographic location. Government officials, researchers, and transportation practitioners require real-world data and analysis in their efforts to bring automated and intelligent transport systems into the mainstream. The CityMobil2 demonstration transported more than 60,000 passengers in seven European cities, providing immense amounts of feedback and data to be analyzed. The book provides international expert opinion on this real-world data, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the project, as well as providing comparisons to both past and planned ARTS demonstration initiatives. The technical specifications developed from the project will help cities considering similar ARTS initiatives. Presents real-world data and valuable analysis from CityMobil2, the world’s largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) Assists policy makers seeking to implement their own ARTS, providing technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, as well as legal considerations Features a companion website with links to CityMobil2 demonstration videos, as well as links to detailed project documents Presents findings from CityMobil2, such as effects on daily trips per capita, average journey distance, and occupancy rate, and how they can affect the development of future ARTS projects Provides future ARTS scenario analysis, with information on planned, similar demonstrations

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport
Author: Paulina Golinska,Marcin Hajdul
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN 10: 3642235492
ISBN 13: 9783642235498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transport Book Review:

The aim of the book is to present the emerging environmental issues in organization and management of transport logistics. The scope of the book includes set of solutions which show different stakeholders’ viewpoints on sustainability. It points out how the transport operations organized and conducted in companies and regions might be consistent with the concept of sustainable development. The scope of the book takes into consideration trade-off relations between actors directly and indirectly involved in transport networks. Therefore, the authors present, in individual chapters, innovative approach to eco-friendly organization and coordination of transport processes, as well as management of transport networks.

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

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation Book Review:

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.