Sustainable transport is a phrase which was coined in the late 20th century to describe all forms of transport which minimise emissions of carbon dioxide and pollutants. Sustainable transport can mean public transport, car sharing, walking and cycling as well as technology such as electric and hybrid cars and biodiesel. The term is based on the phrase sustainable development. Basically, the term encompasses a wide array of economical, social and environmental effects thta should be taken into account when developing new transport policy and/or projects in cities. In particular the phrase has been adopted by environmental campaign groups and the British and Australian national and local governments, though both the phrase and the concepts have now spread around the world. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1004 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1004 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Carbon dioxide is an atmospheric gas composed of one carbon and two oxygen atoms. ... Pollutants are substances which directly or indirectly damage us or the environment. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Car sharing is a system under which either through cooperative ownership or through some other mechanism multiple households share a pool of automobiles and sometimes other vehicles. ... Walking is the main form of animal locomotion on land, distinguished from running and crawling. ... Cycling is a recreation, a sport, and a means of transport across land. ... An electric vehicle is a vehicle that is propelled by electric motors. ... A hybrid car or hybrid electric vehicle is a vehicle which relies not only on batteries but also on an internal combustion engine which drives a generator to provide the electricity and may also drive the wheels directly. ... Bus running on soybean biodiesel. ... Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, according to Our Common Future, a 1987 report from the UN. One of the factors which sustainable development must overcome is environmental degradation. ... Environmentalism is the support or involvement with the environmental movement by environmentalists. ...
Sustrans - a British sustainable transport campaign group.
SUTP - Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Sustrans is a British charity which promotes sustainable transport. ...
A great resource
Overview of Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport for Policymakers from the Sustainable Urban Transport Project
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sustainable mobility sustainable development nonmotorised transport Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, according to Our Common Future, a 1987 report from the UN. One of the factors which sustainable development must overcome is environmental degradation. ...
Sustainability is a planning perspective that accounts for economic, social and environmental goals, including impacts that are indirect, difficult to measure, and distant in time and space.
Sustainability and sustainabletransportation are difficult to measure directly, so various Performance Indicators are used to evaluate them.
Sustainabletransportation planning tends to be particularly important in lower-income, Developing Regions, since they have more limited resources, tend to rely more on alternative travel modes, and are currently making critical planning decisions which will determine the type of transportation system they will have in the future.
Transport has important implications for sustainable development and many local authorities in Scotland are currently working to develop a sustainabletransport strategy for their area.
Aberdeens transport problems are very typical of other towns and cities - there is a long term trend of increasing car ownership and use which has progressively marginalised the other, more sustainable, modes of walking, cycling and bus.
Developing a sustainabletransport system will require a reversal of existing trends and the development of a new travel culture where all parties involved are committed to the process of change.
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