WIT Press


Sustainable Transportation: The Key To Sustainable Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

868 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000301

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

L.C. Wadhwa

Abstract

Sustainable transportation is key to a sustainable city. Most indicators of sustainability reveal that the current patterns of urban travel are not sustainable. Thus the urban transportation systems must be modified and adapted before our cities can be made sustainable. Several approaches to achieving transportation sustainability are identified in this paper. These are grouped into technological, economic and behavioural, and planning and management approaches. Although there are definite viable and feasible options in each approach, their implementation requires strong political will and some not very popular decisions. Charging full costs of road travel to road users has been recommended as the most important and effective strategy for moving towards sustainable urban transportation systems. The task of

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