Public acceptability of sustainable transport measures: a review of the literature

This paper, which is a literature review on public acceptability of transport measures, identifies some of the difficulties faced in achieving this acceptability. In terms of the review the emphasis was on literature which considered public acceptability of (sustainable) transport measures rather than the broader literature on sustainable transport per se. The aim of the review is, purposefully, a synthesis of the literature relevant to the guiding questions set out below, rather than an in-depth systematic review: 1. Is there a focus - in the literature on public acceptability - on certain transport effects? If so, what are these effects? And what are the transport measures used to mitigate them?; 2. What are the key themes in terms of achieving the social acceptability of these measures? What can we learn from this? The approach is innovative in that it set out to compare and draw findings from a range of transport literature considering behavioural change mechanisms such as pricing as well as technological change. While caution is of course required, like is not necessarily being compared with like, this approach brought a useful and different viewpoint to the understanding of the key themes as they relate to acceptability and change.


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  • Pagination: 21p
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    • Issue Number: 2011-20

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  • Accession Number: 01381101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 11:42AM