Transport in Transition

The NRTF may well turn out to have been perhaps the major event in catalysing the transport transition which now looks to be underway in the UK . This chapter aims to implant the basic culture of scenario analysis as it began to evolve ...

Author: Stephen Peake

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 185383209X

Category: Energy conservation

Page: 113

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Unsustainable Transport and Transition in China

Implications on the sustainable transport transition This consistent increase in urban population has and will continue to exert a great pressure on major cities' transport systems since they will have to handle larger volumes of ...

Author: Becky PY Loo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317389699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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This book discusses various transport sustainability issues from the perspective of developing countries, exploring key issues, problems and potential solutions for improving transport sustainability in China. It first reviews the current transport sustainability baselines in the three key dimensions of environmental, economic and social sustainability, via an international comparison encompassing both developed and developing countries in different world regions. Then, with a time frame up to 2030, the study groups 100 major Chinese cities according to their baseline conditions, projected population and economic growth, and common sustainability challenges in passenger transport. A systematic attempt is made to discuss the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of various emerging sustainable transport strategies, including the metro systems, bus rapid transit, light rail, bicycles (and e-bicycles), electric vehicles and walking. Based on the different city clusters identified, the study then explores the opportunities and constraints of introducing a range of emerging sustainable transport strategies through both statistical analysis and detailed fieldwork. Future directions and challenges are identified based on official documents, onsite observations and interviews with local people. The study concludes with thoughts on sustainable transport in smart cities, the importance of governance, local participation, internal and external city movements, and towards a holistic sustainable transport plan. Unsustainable Transport and Transition in China will be of great interest to scholars interested in carbon emissions, climate change, environmental policy, planning, road safety, sustainability, transportation and urban studies, and is relevant to China and other developing countries.

D H Lawrence Transport and Cultural Transition

Lawrence's investment of transport in his major novels with notions of encounter, difference or spiritual quest makes 'otherness' another central word for this study, where 'the quality or fact of being other' relates through transport ...

Author: Andrew F. Humphries

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319508115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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This book discusses D. H. Lawrence’s interest in, and engagement with, transport as a literal and metaphorical focal point for his ontological concerns. Focusing on five key novels, this book explores issues of mobility, modernity and gender. First exploring how mechanized transportation reflects industry and patriarchy in Sons and Lovers, the book then considers issues of female mobility in The Rainbow, the signifying of war transport in Women in Love, revolution and the meeting of primitive and modern in The Plumed Serpent, and the reflection of dystopian post-war concerns in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Appealing to Lawrence, modernist, and mobilities researchers, this book is also of interest to readers interested in early twentieth century society, the First World War and transport history.

Transport in Transition

Set against the background of various competing modes of transport, this book examines the move from state intervention to deregulation in the face of severe economic difficulties.

Author: J. McConville


ISBN: NWU:35556023541071

Category: Deregulation

Page: 203

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Set against the background of various competing modes of transport, this book examines the move from state intervention to deregulation in the face of severe economic difficulties. The text is based on papers by transport specialists given at a colloquium in Guildhall University.

Automobility in Transition

This text examines the past evolution towards car-based forms of transport - problems associated with it, the success of past and current efforts to deal with problems of pollution, congestion, safety and degradation of public spaces and ...

Author: Frank W. Geels


ISBN: 0415885051

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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Is the automobility regime experiencing a transition towards sustainability? To answer that question, this book investigates stability and change in contemporary transport systems. It makes a socio-technical analysis of transport systems, exploring the strategies and beliefs of crucial actors such as car manufacturers, local and national governments, citizens, car drivers, transport planners and civil society. Two guiding questions are: Will we see a greening of cars, based on technological innovations that sustain the existing car-based system? Or is something more radical desirable and likely, such as the development of travel regimes in which car use is less dominant?

Transition towards Sustainable Mobility

Reflecting the dynamic relationships between socio-technical behaviour and change, this book presents leading research on the transition process needed to achieve more sustainable transport systems.

Author: Yoram Shiftan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317007296

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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Reflecting the dynamic relationships between socio-technical behaviour and change, this book presents leading research on the transition process needed to achieve more sustainable transport systems. Focusing on making transition happen, this volume looks at various aspects and factors that are involved in the transition process and their implications for transport policy-making. The concept of Transition Management and how it can be applied to the transport sector is considered in detail, and forms the focus of the first part of the volume. The rest of the book is organised according to the three themes of transport energy use and emissions, the role of information in policy-making, and the evaluation of transport policy. This volume brings together scholars involved in research from various disciplines and countries to discuss the relationships between policy instruments, individual behaviour, institutional practices and the transition towards more sustainable transport systems.

Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies The transition to hydrogen vehicles in accordance with the time line established by the budget roadmap will have specific advantages and disadvantages. This chapter addresses those considerations.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309121002

Category: Science

Page: 141

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) could alleviate the nation's dependence on oil and reduce U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas. Industry-and government-sponsored research programs have made very impressive technical progress over the past several years, and several companies are currently introducing pre-commercial vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations in limited markets. However, to achieve wide hydrogen vehicle penetration, further technological advances are required for commercial viability, and vehicle manufacturer and hydrogen supplier activities must be coordinated. In particular, costs must be reduced, new automotive manufacturing technologies commercialized, and adequate supplies of hydrogen produced and made available to motorists. These efforts will require considerable resources, especially federal and private sector funding. This book estimates the resources that will be needed to bring HFCVs to the point of competitive self-sustainability in the marketplace. It also estimates the impact on oil consumption and carbon dioxide emissions as HFCVs become a large fraction of the light-duty vehicle fleet.