EUROPE ON THE MOVE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPEAN COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT ACTIVITY RESEARCH. CHAPTER 15. TRANSPORT MOBILITY, SPATIAL ACCESSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

The author describes the expected trends in European mobility and considers the dilemmas facing transport planners. The triangular relationship between sustainable spatial development, mobility and accessibility is explored. Environmental problems and the policies which cn be introduced to control them are discussed. The failure of a number of policies are outlined. Cases where a broad policy approach has been found to be most successful are described. The effects are considered of a 40% and a 70% increase in traffic levels, combined with technological improvements. It is found possible to reduce resource consumption and emissions, in particular NOx. Carbon dioxide however remains a problem. Three scenarios are then discussed entailing different policies: a) an environmental scenario, b) a car mobility scenario and c) an accessibility scenario. From this a number of areas are identified where further research is needed. For the covering abstract see IRRD 863675.

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  • Authors:
    • HIMANEN, V
    • Nijkamp, P
    • PADJEN, J
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00665087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-547-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM