Megaregions: Policy, Research, Practice

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has released its ITF Transport Outlook 2017 report, which claims that the transportation sector “will not achieve the international community’s climate ambitions” of zero emissions by the year 2050. According to ITF’s General Secretary, José Viegas, “We need to both accelerate innovation and make radical policy choices to decarbonize transportation.” Urban mobility in communities of high congestion is an area of great concern. Many of these cities have not taken steps to amend policies, such as integrating land use codes with transportation policies or transit-oriented development; introducing road-pricing mechanisms, such as high-occupancy toll lanes, to better manage mobility patterns; investing in accessibility and reliability; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This paper explores policy framework options that would enable international communities to achieve their climate ambitions.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 74-83
  • Monograph Title: Decarbonizing Transport for a Sustainable Future: Mitigating Impacts of the Changing Climate. Summary of the Fifth EU-U.S. Transportation Research Symposium
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  • Accession Number: 01676081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309460453
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2018 1:27PM