Society is forcing transport to change. Our desire for lower carbon dioxide emissions is effecting changes in the planning, design and management of the world’s transport systems.
A themed issue of ICE’s Transport journal (164 TR3) investigates this subject further.
In his introduction to the issue, entitled Transport in a low-carbon managed future, Tom Cherrett of Southampton University says, ‘Of increasing interest is the extent to which transport systems and services will be gauged and potentially adopted according to their carbon intensity.
‘With the drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the transport sector is seen as a key area where combinations of technology adoption and scheme buy-in, coupled with strategic behavioural change, could reduce our overall carbon footprint. This is being increasingly recognised and demonstrated in recent UK government policy.’
Topics covered in the issue include: synergies between low-carbon and healthy transport policies; modelling a low-carbon city; materials and energy assessment in transport projects; tools for low-carbon road design and construction; lessons from car-sharing schemes and rail-cycle journeys; and the effects of local and regional climate change.
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