WIT Press

Dealing With The Environmental Externalities Of Urban Transport: Are We Putting The Cart Before The Horse?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950321

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

798 kb

Author(s)

L.O.P. Knight

Abstract

Fossil-fuelled motor vehicles are the source of many environmental externalities. In the case of air quality, a range of planning, economic and technical approaches have been applied throughout the world. The usefulness of these mechanisms in controlling motor vehicle emissions in the Australian context is examined before the fundamental assumptions underlying current transport policies are scrutinised. Introduction Motor vehicles have entrenched roles in the functioning of western economies and cultures. Cars perform the bulk of the passenger transport task in many cities and entire industries are devoted to servicing motorists' needs. While cars provide considerable utility, their use imposes

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