What Sustainable Road Transport Future? Trends and Policy Options

A brief review of long run projections of demand for road transport suggests that problems related to road network congestion and greenhouse gas emissions are likely to become more pressing than they are now. Hence we review, from a macroscopic perspective, popular policy measures to address these p...

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Main Author: Proost, Stef
Other Authors: van Dender, Kurt
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2010
Series:OECD/ITF Joint Transport Research Centre Discussion Papers
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:A brief review of long run projections of demand for road transport suggests that problems related to road network congestion and greenhouse gas emissions are likely to become more pressing than they are now. Hence we review, from a macroscopic perspective, popular policy measures to address these problems: stimulating modal shift, regulating land use to reduce car use, and boosting low carbon technology adoption to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We find that these policies can produce tangible results, but that they may have unintended consequences that drive up costs considerably
Physical Description:36 p. 21 x 29.7cm