CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF TRANSPORT REGULATION

The main environmental and cultural consequences of personal transport are presented in this article, alongside the argument that the cultural factors shape environmental perceptions and that together these determine regulatory standards. As the fastest-growing and largest end-use energy sector, transport is responsible for approximately 20 per cent of carbon dioxide production, one of the main greenhouse gases implicated in climate change. 'Car culture' is the expression of a complex mixture of cultural attitudes, behavior and desires. Some possible ways to change the dominance of 'car culture' are outlined, together with the caveat that, unless some of the cultural aspects of personal transport become less contradictory, regulatory progress will be slow.

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    Elsevier Science

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Root, A
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 126-129
  • Serial:
    • ENDEAVOR
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Elsevier Science
    • ISSN: 0160-9327

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 26 1996 12:00AM