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Introduction to Sustainable Transports

Introduction to Sustainable Transports

Bernard Favre

ISBN: 978-1-118-64910-7

Feb 2014, Wiley-ISTE

336 pages



Transport systems have to meet the mobility needs of people and commodities on all scales, from the local to the global level. Concerns about the energy, fumes and sound emissions produced, and about the safety, service quality, intelligence and lifecycle of the systems, etc. can all be included in a systemic approach. This approach can contribute to the development of sustainable solutions, for individual vehicles as well as for transport systems. Derived from an approach combining the social and physical sciences, these solutions result from the integration of physical objects, services and organizational processes, which involve several actors. Their harmonious organization contributes to the development of more virtuous transport systems for the future of urban and inter-urban mobility.

Introduction ix

Chapter 1. The Fundamentals of Sustainable Transport 1

Chapter 2. Vehicles: An Element of the Solution for Sustainable Transport 45

Chapter 3. A Systemic Approach to Transport Schemes 103

Chapter 4. Can We Organize Sustainable Mobility? 135

Chapter 5. Innovation Projects for Sustainable Transport Systems 191

Chapter 6. Public Policies, Economics and Sustainable Transport 249

Conclusions – Directions 269

Bibliography 277

Glossary for Alternative Fuels 295

Appendix–LUTB Transport and Mobility Systems 299

Index 305