This report presents and evaluates the results of a survey on how environmental concerns influence transport policies in some World Road Association member countries. Conclusions and recommendations are based on the national practices identified by the survey, the discussions of the Committee on the Environment, and the 1998 Helsinki Transport Environment and Safety Week seminar, Environment in Transport Policies. The report provides useful information for organizations that are at an early stage in incorporating environmental considerations into transport policies. It offers a perspective on how progress has been achieved in other countries, and conclusions can be drawn as to an appropriate way forward for a country to suit its stage of operation. The concept of sustainable development has had a major impact on the direction of policy. The survey has shown the complexity and variability of the concept of transport policy and the great differences in interpretations of sustainability. Processes such as strategic and project environmental impact assessment assist in informing and delivering policies, but these can only be part of the solution. As the starting point of developing transport policy is improved communication, the starting point of efficiency is innovation. An appendix presents a summary of the survey's responses from Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, France, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Sweden, Slovak Republic, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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    PIARC Committee on the Environment C14

    World Road Association, La Grande Arche, Paroi Nord, Niveau 8
    92055 La Defense cedex,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Bodnar, V
    • CLARKE, G
    • Cleckley, E W
    • Sandelien, S
    • Westoo, E
  • Publication Date: 1999


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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00768908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2840600986
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1999 12:00AM