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Unsustainable travel becoming (more) sustainable

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Författare Tommy Gärling
Margareta Friman
Publicerad i L. Reich & J. Thogersen (Eds.), Handbook of research on sustainable consumption.
ISBN 9781783471263
Förlag Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
Förlagsort England
Publiceringsår 2015
Publicerad vid Psykologiska institutionen
Språk en
Ämnesord unsustainable personal travel, automobile use, transport policy
Ämneskategorier Psykologi

Sammanfattning

Fast motorized transportation of people and cargo is essential in contemporary societies with their specialization of functions at different locations. Yet, the resulting unprecedented increase in motorized travel has both local short-term and global long-term detrimental effects on the environment which must be mitigated. In this chapter we review research assessing the effectiveness, public attitudes towards, and political feasibility of measures that limit local and global damages to the environment caused by automobile use. These measures include clean automobile technology, rebuilding the environment to increase accessibility by walking and bicycling, improving public transport, and reducing automobile use by implementing prohibition, pricing and information measures. Our conclusion is that no measure is sufficient alone but that several need to be combined. In particular, it is not even in the longer term likely that clean automobile technology, increasing accessibility by rebuilding the environment or improving alternative travel modes suffice unless governments do not also implement measures that reduce automobile use. Since scientific evidence indicates that voluntary information and pricing measures may achieve 5-30% reductions in urban areas, the often heard counter-argument from interest groups that the automobile use cannot be reduced should not be taken seriously.

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