WIT Press


Transport And The Environment: A Mult:- And Interdisciplinary Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010391

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

885 kb

Author(s)

P. Romilly

Abstract

This paper deals with a key problem facing transport policy makers committed to sustainable development. This is the problem of excessive car use and the need to reduce it, perhaps by making public transport a more attractive option. In particular, it provides suggestions for the evaluation framework to be used in a cost-benefit analysis of car to bus transfer. A central theme of the paper is the eclectic nature of this evaluation process, which involves inputs from many different subject disciplines. The focus of the paper is on the evaluation of exhaust emission costs, although other types of cost are considered. 1 Introduction Considerable research has been undertaken on the economic, environmental and social effects of transport. While the progress made in these areas should not be underestimated, there

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