Introduction to Sustainable Transportation Policy, Planning and Implementation

ISBN-10: 1844076652
ISBN-13: 9781844076659
Edition: 2010
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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Earthscan Canada
Publication date: 3/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preston L. Schiller, a sociologist by background, is Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He has taught and done research at several universities including the Huxley College of the Environment of Western Washington University and the School of Public Health of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has worked on the Washington State and federal Clean Air and Transportation Acts and been involved with numerous governmental transportation policy, planning, and regulatory boards at local, state and regional levels. His publications have aimed at changing public policy and reducing the environmental impacts of transportation. Eric C. Bruun, an engineer and transportation systems expert by profession currently teaches 'Manufacturing, Logistics and Transportation' to undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania and has also taught public transportation courses there. He is a consultant specializing mostly in the areas of transportation systems and investment analysis and in Intelligent Transportation Systems applied to innovative services for the disabled and to other hard-to-serve transit markets. He is the author of Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance (2007) as well as numerous technical reports and journal publications. Eric's teaching and consulting experience includes assignments in numerous countries. Dr Jeffrey Kenworthy is Professor in Sustainable Cities in the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Professor Kenworthy teaches courses and supervises postgraduate research students in the area of urban sustainability. He has 30 years experience in urban transport and land use policy with over 200 publications in the field. He is particularly noted for his international comparisons of cities around the theme of reducing automobile dependence.

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction and Overview
A Highly Mobile Planet and Its Challenges: Automobile Dependence, Equity and Inequity
Sustainable transportation
What is sustainable transportation about?
Unsustainable transportation: The magnitude of the problem
Hypermobility
The problems of automobile dependence
Equity and auto dependence
Conclusions
Automobile Cities, the Car Culture and Alternative Possibilities
Introduction
Walking cities, transit cities and automobile cities
Additional lessons from city types
Car culture
Tourism: The car culture evolves into the fly-drive and recreational vehicle cultures
Conclusions
History of Sustainable and Unsustainable Transportation: From Walking to Wheels and Back to Walking
Transportation history: The intersection of modes, infrastructure and society
Transportation infrastructure: From animal paths to 'Good Roads'
The rise of automobility
Rail and railways
Maritime and water travel
Feat of flying
Telecommunications and transportation
Lessons for sustainable transportation
Modes, Roads and Routes: Technologies, Infrastructure, Functions and Interrelatedness
Introduction
In-town modes: Getting to work, school, shopping, services and recreation
Regional-metropolitan area modes: Long commutes, regional services, recreation, peak demand
The barrier effects of different rights of way
Long distance: Modes and types of travel
Sustainability considerations
Futuristic modes
Conclusions
Moving Freight, Logistics and Supply Chains in a More Sustainable Direction
Introduction and overview
Background to current freight movement factors
Factors that shape freight movement: Supply chains, logistical systems and shipping strategies
Problems of global supply chains
Total logistics cost: Widgets near or widgets far?
Elements aimed at increasing freight sustainability
Considerations of policy change
De-globalization of freight?
Transportation Economics and Investment: Improving Analysis and Investment Strategies
Introduction
Basic concepts and principles
Current evaluation methods
Hidden and intentional subsidies and externalities
Opportunity costs
Critique of current methods with respect to sustainable outcomes
Regulation versus pricing
Time-area: An important tool for analysing a transportation investment
Moving public policy and investment evaluation towards promoting sustainability
Case studies
Public Policy and Effective Citizen Participation: Leadership, Deliberation, Back-Casting, Scenarios, Visualization and Visioning
The public, policy and participation
Transportation policy: From mobility promotion to mobility management and sustainability
The public and participation
Public participation in transportation
From business as usual to sustainability in transportation
A New Planning Paradigm: From Integrated Planning, Policy and Mobility Management to Repair, Regeneration and Renewal
Lessons learned from preceding chapters
The recognition of the need for a new paradigm: The Buchanan Report and its critics
Overview of the new paradigm: Integrated policy-making, planning and mobility management
Towards better management of existing transportation features
Integrated planning
Moving from planning and policy to regeneration, repair and renewal
Sustainable transportation agenda and priorities
From the new paradigm to its embodiment
Exemplars of Sustainable Transportation: Walking the Talk in Vancouver, Portland, Boulder, Freiburg, Seoul and Surubaya
Introduction
The exemplars
Conclusions
Conclusion: Growing More Exemplars
Necessities for growing more exemplars
Success builds success: The power of demonstration projects
Transit Primer
Sustainable Transportation Resources Toolbox
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Glossary
Index

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