Transport Policy and the Environment

Transport Policy and the Environment

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There is currently considerable concern with limiting the growth of transport demand, the use of resources and related pollution. This book makes a major contribution to the debate on transport and the environment and is likely to become a benchmark against which new research will be developed. Transport Policy and the Environment presents for the first time the results of extensive research: *quantifying the contribution of transport to environmental problems. *assessing the options for resolving those problems. *investigating the conflicts arising from policy implementation. *developing new and better methods of data collection and analysis. It brings together the results of a major research programme funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council on Transport and the Environment and provides a clear view on current policy. It is the major contribution that UK research has made to the debate and provides the first set of substantive results on the effectiveness of policy, and the means by which the impact can be measured and assessed.powered estimates are higher than the year 2000 car figure as a result of the introduction of catalytic converters. The electrically-powered rail services show a similar pattern to the CO2 emission levels, with higher figures resulting from coal- generated ... (A particularly striking example of this is the new demand for 4- wheel drive vehicles for travel which largely takes place in urban or suburban areas.)anbsp;...

Title:Transport Policy and the Environment
Author:David Banister
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-11


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