Sustainable transport in London: one-planet-mobility and travel behaviour

Londons ecological footprint has been recently estimated to be 5.8 global hectares (gha) per person, while the Earth capacity is only 1.9 gha per person. If everybody on Earth consumed the same amount of resources as Londoners, we would need 3 planets. A big part of this consumption is related to resources used in transportation 93 per cent of environmental resources used in London transport come from personal mobility. This paper considers issues of personal mobility from the perspective of individual choice and sustainable lifestyle a lifestyle that can be maintained with only one planet. The author investigates here ideas developed by Londons public bodies and businesses in a task force Towards a Sustainable London: Reducing the Capitals Ecological Footprint. A number of behavioural models are used to consider how effective different strategies could be in inducing change in travel behaviour. Role of infrastructure is highlighted, while indicating opportunities for synergies in co-ordinated actions between road development, public transport, educational campaigns and changes to working and living urban environment. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214098.Sustainable transport in London: one-planet-living and consumer behavior theory

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  • Publication Date: 2005-11


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  • Accession Number: 01043098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 8:15AM