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Roads toward environmentally sustainable transport


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  • Nijkamp, Peter


This paper explores roads toward environmentally sustainable transport, with particular emphasis on the bottlenecks preventing the achievement of policy objectives of reconciling the economic interests of the transport sector with environmental constraints. Several arguments substantiated by empirical evidence from various countries are put forward to demonstrate that current megatrends in transport are at odds with a sustainable development and lead to high social costs. A variety of policy strategies is discussed to improve the current threatening situation.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Volume (Year): 28 (1994)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 261-271

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Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:28:y:1994:i:4:p:261-271

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  1. Van Pelt, M. & Kuyvenhoven, A. & Nijkamp, P., 1990. "Project Appraisal And Sustainability: Concepts And Main Issues," Mansholt Working Papers 1990-4, Wageningen University, Mansholt Graduate School of Social Sciences.
  2. Himanen, V. & Nijkamp, P. & Padjen, J., 1991. "Environmental quality and transport policy in Europe," Serie Research Memoranda 0097, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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  1. Chiara M. Travisi & Roberto Camagni & Peter Nijkamp, 2006. "Analysis of Environmental Costs of Mobility due to Urban Sprawl - A Modelling Study on Italian Cities," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 06-042/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Steininger, Karl & Vogl, Caroline & Zettl, Ralph, 1996. "Car-sharing organizations : The size of the market segment and revealed change in mobility behavior," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 177-185, October.
  3. Prettenthaler, Franz E. & Steininger, Karl W., 1999. "From ownership to service use lifestyle: the potential of car sharing," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 443-453, March.
  4. Chiara M. Travisi & Roberto Camagni & Peter Nijkamp, 2006. "Analysis of Environmental Costs of Mobility due to Urban Sprawl - A Modelling Study on Italian Cities," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 06-042/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  5. Thomas Bjørner, 1996. "Any need for coordination of policies towards transit traffic with a negative local externality?," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 8(2), pages 221-245, September.
  6. Ciliberti, Francesco & Pontrandolfo, Pierpaolo & Scozzi, Barbara, 2008. "Logistics social responsibility: Standard adoption and practices in Italian companies," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 88-106, May.
  7. Michael Dooms & Elvira Haezendonck, 2004. "An extension of ‘green port portfolio analysis’ to inland ports: an analysis of a range of eight inland ports in Western Europe," ERSA conference papers ersa04p274, European Regional Science Association.
  8. Milorad Vidović & Slobodan Zečević & Milorad Kilibarda & Jelena Vlajić & Nenad Bjelić & Snežana Tadić, 2011. "The p-hub Model with Hub-catchment Areas, Existing Hubs, and Simulation: A Case Study of Serbian Intermodal Terminals," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 295-314, June.
  9. Scattola, Elena & Stocchetti, Andrea, 2010. "Efficienza energetica, sostenibilità ed opportunità strategiche nel comparto dei trasporti stradali
    [Energy efficiency, sustainability and strategic opportunities in road transport]
    ," MPRA Paper 29947, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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