What would a sustainable transportation system look like? Will it be possible to achieve sustainability in transportation primarily through technological changes in vehicles? Will changes at local and national planning procedures, education and marketing, achieve a sufficient shift to more sustainable modes of transportation? Can transport policies adopt more direct approaches to regulating travel choices and behaviour? This paper attempts to answer these questions and explores to what extent societies hold a culture that not only sees sustainability as desirable but also accepts the inclusion of sustainability concepts in the transportation planning process and supports the tough decisions necessary to make sustainability a priority. The data for the research emanates from survey conducted in India and the UK and face-to-face interviews with key stakeholders in the transport sector.
|Title of host publication||AAG-2011 Annual Meeting Seattle|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||American Association of Geographers Annual Conference - Seattle, United States|
Duration: 12 Apr 2011 → 16 Apr 2011
|Conference||American Association of Geographers Annual Conference|
|Period||12/04/11 → 16/04/11|