The Dilemma of Sustainable Transportation

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAG-2011 Annual Meeting Seattle
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAmerican Association of Geographers Annual Conference - Seattle, United States
Duration: 12 Apr 201116 Apr 2011


ConferenceAmerican Association of Geographers Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

This was a conference contribution at the 2011 American Geographers Association Annual Conference in Seattle

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