Towards Sustainable Road Transport Book

Towards Sustainable Road Transport


  • Author : Ronald M. Dell
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124046917

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Towards Sustainable Road Transport Excerpt :

Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical informationsupplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced. Drivers of technological change in road transport and the infrastructure requirements Discussion of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies Detailed exploration of current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion, with emphasis on hybrid/ battery electric traction, hydrogen, and fuel cells Comparative analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems

Sustainable and Efficient Transport Book

Sustainable and Efficient Transport


  • Author : Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788119283

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Sustainable and Efficient Transport Excerpt :

The EU Commission has set the goal of facilitating a competitive transport system, increasing mobility and supporting growth while simultaneously reaching a target of 60 per cent emissions reductions by 2050. In light of past performance and estimated development, the target will not be reached without further behavioural change in the transport sector. This interdisciplinary book examines how such a behavioural shift can be achieved by various organizational and legal means, focusing primarily on the European Union and its specific policies related to greening transport.

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport Book

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport


  • Author : Måns Nilsson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136316609

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Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport Excerpt :

This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Examining this relationship across countries and regions that are leaders in vehicle manufacturing and innovation, such as the European Union, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and USA, the books aims to learn lessons about policy and innovation performance.

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport Book

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport


  • Author : Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-10-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857095879

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Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport Excerpt :

This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations. Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles

Sustainable Transport Book

Sustainable Transport


  • Author : R Tolley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : 9781855738614

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Sustainable Transport Excerpt :

Cycling and walking are both essential components in sustainable transport strategy and are becoming an ever more important part of urban planning. There is now a wealth of international experience of how well sustainable planning works in practice and how it can be improved. With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Sustainable transport sums up many of the lessons learnt and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorised transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling and walking with public transport. Since education is a critical element in sustainable transport planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthier travel habits and ways of promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to the car. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Sustainable transport is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching transport issues. Comprehensive handbook covering sustainable transport initiatives world wide Focuses on walking and cycling as alternatives to motorised transport systems Presents practical advice on how to encourage sustainable transport schemes

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport Book

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport


  • Author : Carey Curtis
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780754676928

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Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport Excerpt :

Through an examination of transport planning in Australia, this book challenges conventional wisdom by showing, through original research, how 'car dependence' is as much an institutional as a technical phenomenon. The authors' case studies in three metropolitan cities show how transport policy has become institutionally fixated on a path dominated by private, road-based transport and how policy systems become encrusted around investment to accommodate private cars, erecting an impenetrable barrier against more sustainable mobility and accessibility solutions. The findings are applicable to most cities of the developed world, and to fields beyond transport planning.

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports Book

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports


  • Author : Florin E. Mariasiu
  • Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 3659483400

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Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports Excerpt :

Contemporary human society is best characterized by the concept of mobility and has become possible through the use of vehicles (achieved by using internal combustion engines as primary energy source). Operation the internal combustion engine is based on burning process of fossil fuels in order to obtain the energy transmitted to the powertrain. But with the release of energy contained in the fuel, due to the imperfect process of the combustion process of internal combustion engines, combustion gases are released into the air, having a negative impact both on the environment and human health. The road transport domain will continue to dominate into the future the global transportation sector and is necessary to take immediate actions and measures for sustainability of transport sector. Two sustainable approaches are already implemented in transportation sector: biofuels and electric vehicles. The impacts of those measures to improve the sustainable character of transportation sector depend directly by the consumer's attitude. From this point of view the book present surveys, analyses and conclusions related to the consumer's attitudes on future sustainable transport technologies.

Energy  Transport    the Environment Book

Energy Transport the Environment


  • Author : Oliver Inderwildi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 726
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447127161

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Energy Transport the Environment Excerpt :

Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues. Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm brings together leading figures from business, academia and governments to address the challenges and opportunities involved in working towards sustainable mobility. Key thinkers and decision makers approach topics and debates including: · energy security and resource scarcity · greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions · urban planning, transport systems and their management · governance and finance of transformation · the threats of terrorism and climate change to our transport systems. Introduced by a preface from U.S. Secretary Steven Chu and an outline by the editors, Dr Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Energy, Transport, & the Environment is divided into six sections. These sections address and explore the challenges and opportunities for energy supply, road transport, urban mobility, aviation, sea and rail, as well as finance and economics in transport. Possible solutions, ranging from alternative fuels to advanced urban planning and policy levers, will be examined in order to deepen the understanding of currently proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas. The result of this detailed investigation is an integrated view of sustainable transport for both people and freight, making Energy, Transport, & the Environment key reading for researchers, decision makers and policy experts across the public and private sectors.

Handbook of Sustainable Transport Book

Handbook of Sustainable Transport


  • Author : Carey Curtis
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789900477

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Handbook of Sustainable Transport Excerpt :

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.

The Economics of Road Transport Book

The Economics of Road Transport


  • Author : K.G. Fenelon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351806152

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The Economics of Road Transport Excerpt :

Even in an age accustomed to the rapid commercial exploitation of new inventions, the great and extensive development of mechanical road transport stands out conspicuously. This book, first published in 1925, traces this development and analyses the economics of road transport.

Planning Sustainable Transport Book

Planning Sustainable Transport


  • Author : Barry Hutton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-19
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136754159

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Planning Sustainable Transport Excerpt :

Transport choices must be transformed if we are to cope with sustainability and climate change, but this can only be done if we understand how complex transport systems work. Straightforward choices are never made between one transport mode and another; door-to-door movements of both people and freight use combinations of different modes of transport. This book offers a cross-disciplinary overview of transport systems and the ways in which they interact with urban and regional planning decisions and environmental issues. It offers a thoughtful critique of existing methodology and policy, raising issues, providing facts, explaining linkages and, particularly, stimulating debate. The book methodically explores the definitions, trends, problems, objectives and policies of transport planning. In particular the author looks at land use as a major determinant of the nature and extent of the demand for transport, concluding that the management of land use has to be a key element of any sustainable transport policy. Planning Sustainable Transport will be essential reading for today’s transport specialists, planners and property developers. It will also be useful to postgraduate students in planning and related disciplines.

CIGOS 2019  Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Book

CIGOS 2019 Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure


  • Author : Cuong Ha-Minh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1264
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811508028

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CIGOS 2019 Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Excerpt :

This book presents selected articles from the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, held in Ha Noi, focusing on the theme “Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure”, aiming to not only raise awareness of the vital importance of sustainability in infrastructure development but to also highlight the essential roles of innovation and technology in planning and building sustainable infrastructure. It provides an international platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and entrepreneurs to present their recent advances and to exchange knowledge and experience on various topics related to the theme of “Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure”.

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport Book

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport


  • Author : Dinesh Mohan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351004848

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Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport Excerpt :

As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and encourages modes such as bicycles, increased zones exclusive to pedestrians within cities, and changed fiscal policies to incentivize public over private transport. Equally, it requires good engineering design to manage road use. Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport brings together contributions from leading international experts in urban planning, transport, and governance who suggest changes to make our cities more sustainable in the face of climate change. All professionals working in transport and engineering and planning students will find an overview of a broad field in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in Baltic Sea Region Book

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in Baltic Sea Region


  • Author : Andras Varhelyi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030223755

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Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in Baltic Sea Region Excerpt :

This book gathers papers presented at the International Conference “Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in Baltic Sea Region”, held on December 2018 at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Taking as a starting point the multi-national road traffic safety program Vision Zero, originated in Sweden in 1995, the book aims at showing the current situation in different countries, in terms of achieved results and new challenges in both policy implementation and available technologies. A special emphasis is given to themes such as safety of smart vehicles, human factors, public education, and urban planning. The book offers an extensive source of information and ideas concerning innovative transportation technologies and infrastructure. It addresses both researchers and decision-makers in this field.