Societal Management of Sustainable Transportation: International Policy Review, Commons Dilemmas and Solution Strategies

The environmental burden from motorized transport may be effectively reduced in light of the commons dilemma model. This captures the tension between individual and collective interests, and it implies that collective transport problems can be resolved through changes in individual transport behaviors. To bring model thinking and policy substance together, recent problem analyses and policy intentions by the OECD, EU and WBCSD are summarized and critically evaluated from a behavioral science perspective. Commons-dilemma thinking is explicated, including various strategies for behavior change. Sustainable transport development is described following a three-dimensional framework of guidelines and indicators, five policy principles, and a broad set of substantive policies. One conclusion is that the supply side of transport needs to be addressed at least as much as the demand side.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
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    Linacre House, Jordan Hill
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 8DP
  • Authors:
    • Vlek, Charles
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 425-449
  • Monograph Title: Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, and Solutions

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  • Accession Number: 01076809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080448534
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2007 12:02PM