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Handbook of Sustainable Transport
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Handbook of Sustainable Transport

9781789900460 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Carey Curtis, Professor of City Planning and Transport, School of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University, Australia and K2 The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 046 0 Extent: 512 pp
Exploring the need for a sustainable transport paradigm, which has been sought after by local and national authorities internationally over the last 30 years, this illuminating and timely Handbook offers insights into how this can be secured more broadly and what it may involve, as well as the challenges that the sustainable transport approach faces. The Handbook offers readers a holistic understanding of the paradigm by drawing on a wide range of research and relevant case studies that showcase where the principles of sustainable transport have been implemented.

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Exploring the need for a sustainable transport paradigm, which has been sought after by local and national authorities internationally over the last 30 years, this illuminating and timely Handbook offers insights into how this can be secured more broadly and what it may involve, as well as the challenges that the sustainable transport approach faces.

Drawing on a wide range of research and relevant case studies that showcase where the principles of sustainable transport have been, or could be, implemented, the Handbook offers readers a holistic understanding of the paradigm. Contributions showcase the evidence of the continued need for a sustainable transport approach, analyse its core principles, and, finally, discuss what it will take to achieve implementation, considering aspects such as behaviour change, accessibility, governance and politics. 

Offering a comprehensive overview across the many dimensions of sustainable transport, this Handbook will be an indispensable resource for transport, planning and urban studies scholars. It will also be a useful guide for planners and policy makers looking for advice to advance future practice.
Critical Acclaim
‘Curtis and the impressive cast of international researchers have written a comprehensive resource at the forefront of sustainable transport scholarship. Early on, this text establishes a sustainable framework and makes the case for why the automobile, while transformative, has not been utilized in a sustainable way under the previous paradigm. Then, the book evaluates the wide swath of legacy, new, and emerging transportation options and how they measure up against sustainability metrics. One particularly outstanding contribution is the wide-ranging treatment of land use and the built environment and their critical and symbiotic role in supporting a modal shift. This will be a resource for students, practitioners, and scholars around the globe interested in meeting the challenge of creating sustainable transport systems.’
– Kelly Clifton, Portland State University, US

‘The Handbook of Sustainable Transport will be a must-read for students, researchers, and practitioners. With more than 40 chapters written by some of the leading scholars in the field, the Handbook covers the area of sustainable transport in an unprecedented manner, calling for a paradigm shift in the way we think, plan, and develop sustainable transport. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this Handbook could not be more timely.’
– Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill University, Canada
Contributors
Contributors: C. Babb, R. Bean, L. Bertolini, S. Bhusal, S. Biermann, W. Boterman, M. Browne, J. Chen, P. Chorus, R. Clements, J. Corcoran, C. Curtis, A. Davis, A. Delbosc, I. Docherty, D. Ehebrecht, E. Elldér, D. Firth, C. Freeman, L. Gebhardt, L. Glover, P. Goodwin, D. Gysels, R. Hickman, T.K. Ho, S. Handy, D. Hopkins, M. Imran, K. Isaksson, P.M. Jones, J.L. Kent, D. King, K.J. Krizek, G. Kuipers, A. Larsson, C. Legacy, B. Lenz, N. Low, B.P.Y. Loo, K. Martinus, I. Mateo-Babiano, S. McLeod, B. Mella Lira, D. Milakis, C. Mulley, J.C. Murphy, C. Musselwhite, P. Næss, E. Papa, D. Peters, F. Pettersson-Löfstedt, D. Pojani, J.L. Renne, T. Rye, J. Scheurer, C. Silva, J. Stone, H. Svensson, M. te Brömmelstroet, R. Thomas, J. Whitelegg, B.T.H. Yen
Contents
Contents:

Foreword xxiii
Preface xxiv

1. Introduction to Handbook of Sustainable Transport 1
Carey Curtis

PART I THE RATIONALE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: FROM GENESIS
TO PRESENT DAY
2. Paradigm shift? 5
Tom Rye
3. Unsustainable transport 14
Leigh Glover and Nicholas Low
4. Economic inefficiency of the car-based paradigm 26
John Whitelegg
5. Social equity and disadvantage 37
Ren Thomas
6. Transport and health: a personal and UK perspective 48
Adrian Davis
7. Beyond the dilemma: questioning the links between human prosperity and
mobility growth 58
Luca Bertolini
8. Low carbon mobility transitions 69
Debbie Hopkins

PART II INTEGRATED TRANSPORT
9. To travel, or not to travel? Telecommuting, teleshopping, and avoiding the need to
travel 81
Erik Elldér
10. Universal design – universal access: Sweden as leaders in the built environment
and transport 90
Helena Svensson
11. What of a walkable urban future? Towards sustainable institutional design for
walking 100
Courtney Babb
12. How culture shapes – and is shaped by – mobility: cycling transitions in The
Netherlands 109
Marco te Brömmelstroet, Willem Boterman and Giselinde Kuipers
13. Making space for bicycling 119
Kevin J. Krizek and David A. King
14. Docked and dockless public bike-sharing schemes: research, practice and discourse 129
Dorina Pojani, Jiashuo Chen, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Richard Bean, Jonathan
Corcoran
15. Public transport network planning 139
Jan Scheurer
16. On-demand public transport – the future of public transport or the emperor’s new
clothes? 150
Fredrik Pettersson-Löfstedt
17. Paratransit 160
Deike Peters and Samikchhya Bhusal
18. The sustainability of last-mile freight in cities 170
Michael Browne and Sam McLeod
19. Is micro-mobility sustainable? An overview of implications for accessibility, air
pollution, safety, physical activity and subjective wellbeing 180
Dimitris Milakis, Laura Gebhardt, Daniel Ehebrecht, Barbara Lenz
20. The role of car-sharing in sustainable transport systems 190
Jennifer L. Kent
21. Congestion charging/mobility pricing 199
Daniel Firth
22. The transition to automated mobility : how well do connected and autonomous
vehicles really fit into a sustainable transport future? 209
Iain Docherty

PART III INTEGRATED LAND USE AND TRANSPORT
23. Why sustainable transport cannot ignore land use 220
Susan Handy
24. Transit-oriented development and sustainable transportation 230
John L. Renne
25. Making places with transit-oriented development: the case of North Holland 238
Paul Chorus
26. Reducing the need to travel: the challenge of employment self-containment 248
Sharon Biermann and Kirsten Martinus
27. Rethinking the urban arterial: from car mobility to urban liveability 258
Peter M. Jones
28. The Ghent Living Streets: experiencing a sustainable and social future 269
Dries Gysels
29. Parking: an opportunity to deliver sustainable transport 280
Rebecca Clements
30. Integrating land use and transport: understanding the dynamics of proximity 289
Anders Larsson

PART IV ADJUSTING TO THE NEW PARADIGM
31. CBA legitimizes unsustainable transportation outcomes 299
Petter Næss
32. A multi-actor multi-criteria exercise in transport planning : the case of the Nueva
Alameda Providencia project 310
Beatriz Mella Lira and Robin Hickman
33. Using accessibility metrics and tools to deliver sustainable mobility 323
Enrica Papa
34. Accessibility at the local scale: how its constrains our ability to ‘live locally’ 333
Cecília Silva
35. Children and sustainable transport 343
Claire Freeman
36. Generational change and travel 357
Tsoi Ka Ho and Becky P.Y. Loo
37. Keeping older people mobile through a new philosophy for a new ageing population 368
Charles Musselwhite
38. Financing the expansion of mass transit services 378
John Stone and James C. Murphy
39. Financing public transport through land use and value capture 388
Corinne Mulley and Barbara T.H. Yen
40. Institutional path dependence 398
Muhammad Imran
41. Experts and bias: the impact on sustainable transport 408
Alexa Delbosc
42. Politics of paradigm shift: a story from Stockholm 416
Karolina Isaksson
43. Educators as advocates in transport politics 425
Crystal Legacy
44. Sustainable transport: looking back – looking forward 434
Phil Goodwin and Carey Curtis

Index 447
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