Making Sustainable Transport Politically and Publicly Acceptable: Lessons from the Eu, Usa and Canada

Abstract

In recent years much of the literature has supported the need to achieve greater sustainability in the transport system. Even though there still remains some uncertainty about the effectiveness of alternative policies, many promising measures have been implemented in an increasing number of cities and countries throughout the world. The next steps must be to encourage a more widespread adoption of best practice in the implementation of sustainable transport policies. Thus, the most pressing problem is how to make sustainable transport policies more acceptable, both among the general public and their elected politicians. In this chapter, we investigate ways to increase the acceptability of such policies, using case study material from the USA, Canada and the EU.

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@inproceedings{Banister2007MakingST, title={Making Sustainable Transport Politically and Publicly Acceptable: Lessons from the Eu, Usa and Canada}, author={David Banister and John Pucher and Martin Lee-Gosselin}, year={2007} }