Edited by Bert van Wee, Professor of Transport Policy, Delft University of Technology and Scientific Director, TRAIL Research School, the Netherlands, Jan Anne Annema, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and David Banister, University of Oxford, UK
Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad and often conflicting components of transport.
Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport.
This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors.
Key features include:
• Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety. • Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. • Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. • Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system – for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies – and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.
‘College-level readers seeking a multidisciplinary introduction into transport systems will find this a solid introduction on how transport impacts people and businesses alike. . . Highly recommended as an excellent and detailed college-level study.’ – Midwest Book Review
‘This very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.’ – Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
‘The editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.’ – Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK
‘Since ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.’ – Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contributors: J.A. Annema, D. Banister, M. Dijst, K. Geurs, S. Hoogendoorn, V. Knoop, V. Marchau, P. Rietveld, K. Ruijgrok, L. Steg, L. Tavasszy, R. van den Brink, T. van der Hoorn, J. van der Waard, B. van Wee, W. Walker, L. Walta, F. Wegman
1. Introduction Bert van Wee, Jan Anne Annema and David Banister
2. The Traffic and Transport System and Effects on Accessibility, the Environment and Safety: An Introduction Bert van Wee
PART I: THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM 3. Individual Needs, Opportunities and Travel Behaviour: A Multidisciplinary Perspective based on Psychology, Economics and Geography Martin Dijst, Piet Rietveld and Linda Steg
4. Freight Transport Demand: Indicators, Determinants and Drivers of Change Lóránt Tavasszy and Kees Ruijgrok
5. Land Use and Transport Bert van Wee
6. Transport Resistance Factors: Time, Money and Effort Jan Anne Annema
7. Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling Serge Hoogendoorn and Victor Knoop
PART II: IMPACTS OF THE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS 8. Transport Technology to Reduce Transport’s Negative Impacts Jan Anne Annema, Robert van den Brink and Leonie Walta
9. Accessibility: Perspectives, Measures and Applications Karst Geurs and Bert van Wee
10. Transport and the Environment Bert van Wee, David Banister, Jan Anne Annema and Karst Geurs
11. Traffic Safety Fred Wegman
PART III: TRANSPORT POLICY AND RESEARCH 12. Transport Policy Jan Anne Annema
13. Transport Futures Research Vincent Marchan, Jan Anne Annema, Warren Walker and Jan van der Waard
14. Appraisal Methods for Transport Policy Piet Rietveld
15. Transportation Models and their Applications Toon van der Hoorn and Bert van Wee