MAKING CITIES LIVABLE: THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT CHALLENGE

The way to prevent cities from being too adversely affected by th environmental impacts of road traffic will involve changes in patterns of consumption, expectations, and lifestyles. All peopl will have to change their ways. In urban transport, there will h to be a shift in the balance between travel by car and travel by environmentally friendly modes. This booklet shows how progress been made in these directions in some of the world's most success and habitable cities. Cities, where transport is balanced, are s in a minority; most of them still suffer excessively, from urban sprawl, congestion, pollution, ill-health and road accidents. Several trends tend to worsen the situation in these cities. Technical innovations reduce the impact of individual cars, but m also encourage more car traffic. To prepare them for the future, is necessary to give cities a new, sustainable basis quickly. Mobility is too often assumed to be an end; it is only a means to aim of accessibility. Public transport success stories occur in many cities which seek land-use patterns to reduce travel need wh promoting public transport, walking, and cycling. Various action can be used to help citizens to use public transport to meet thei needs for business, shopping, and leisure.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD,
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1999 12:00AM