Can Transport ever be Sustainable?

Bly, Phil
October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p31
Trade Publication
The sustainability of the transport industry in Great Britain involves the use of renewable resources below their rates of regeneration and the use of non-renewable resources below the rates of development of renewable substitutes. It is imperative that environmental costs of vehicle operation are reduced by tightening regulations to reduce exhaust pollutants and noise. The overall demand for travel must be reduced by planning land use and activity patterns while integrating them with the transport system. People must be encouraged to transfer from modes with high external costs for each unit of travel to those with lower costs such as public transport, walk and cycle, rail and water freight. There is considerably a high potential for developing less polluting and more fuel-efficient vehicles.


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