Sustainable Transportation

Ralph P. Hall, Henrik Gudmundsson, Greg Marsden, Josias Zietsman

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    The transportation system is the backbone of economic and social progress and the means by which humans access goods and services and connect with one another. Yet, as the scale of transportation activities has grown worldwide, so too have the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts that relate to the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure and the operation or use of the different transportation modes. The concept of sustainable transportation emerged in response to these concerns as part of the broader notion of sustainable development. Given the transportation sector’s significant contribution to global challenges such as climate change, it is often said that sustainable development cannot be achieved without sustainable transportation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Transportation : Social Science and Policy
    Number of pages9
    PublisherSAGE Publications
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)9781452267791
    ISBN (Electronic)9781483346526
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Accessibility and Mobility
    • Air Pollution/Air Quality
    • Alternative Fuels
    • Congestion Pricing
    • Energy Supplies and Consumption
    • Environmental Impacts
    • Environmental Justice
    • Ethical Issues
    • Green Fuels
    • Green Transportation
    • Greenhouse Gases
    • Habitat and Wildlife Impacts
    • Health Aspects
    • Intermodalism/Multimodalism
    • Land Use
    • Low Emission Vehicles
    • Smart Growth
    • Social Equity


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