URGENT NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN LAND TRANSPORT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: AN INFORMAL PERSONAL VIEW

More attention to the environmental aspects of the transport sector and updated policies are needed--if not overdue. Global environmental impacts, i.e., more with land transport than with water or air are discussed. The main environmental impacts of land transport as well as social, human health, and international problems directly attributable to these environmental impacts are identified. A menu of public policy solutions is offered to address these problems from two directions. First, policy should be focused on managing the demand for transport. Full-cost pricing of transportation and improved traffic management are two such demand-oriented options. Second, from a supply perspective, the promotion of nonmotorized transport is the best way to ease transport-related environmental impacts.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 44-52
  • Monograph Title: Nonmotorized transportation around the world
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055237
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1995 12:00AM