TECHNICAL OPTIONS TO FAVOUR SUSTAINABLE PASSENGER TRANSPORT; POLICY CHOICES

TECHNOLOGISCHE OPTIES VOOR EEN DUURZAMER PERSONENVERVOER; KEUZES VOOR BELEID

The social costs of transport are unacceptably high. Some people suggest that governments should reduce the growth or even the level of mobility to cope with this problem. Another (additional) solution may be the introduction of alternative technological options. This paper gives a survey of major options for improving the transport system. First some important force fields are mentioned which are critical for the introduction of new technologies. These may be found in socio- psychological, institutional, economic, technical and geographical areas. Alternative fuels are a possibility to keep the level of existing car traffic and air traffic intact. Possibilities are hydrogen and bio-fuels. Another possibility is the introduction of new models of transport systems technologies. In this paper the electric car, the people mover, subterranean transport, the high speed maglev train, guided vehicles and shuttles through vacuum tunnels are dealt with. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 871533.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 991-1010

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM