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Global EnergyIssues, Potentials, and Policy Implications$
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Paul Ekins, Mike Bradshaw, and Jim Watson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198719526

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.001.0001

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Challenges and options for sustainable travel

Challenges and options for sustainable travel

mobility, motorization, and vehicle technologies

(p.189) 10 Challenges and options for sustainable travel
Global Energy

Hannah Daly

Paul E. Dodds

Will McDowall

Oxford University Press

The scale of the global transport system has expanded immensely with the growth of the world economy. This chapter examines the challenges faced in mitigating the unsustainable pathway of passenger transport demand and opportunities for bringing about positive change. It begins by reviewing the scale of historic and projected trends in passenger transport travel and energy demand. Subsequent sections examine the role of travel demand, behaviour, and modal choice, particularly the impact of growing car ownership, and the outlook for vehicle drivetrains, fuels, and the on-road efficiency of the car fleet. The chapter concludes by discussing the societal and policy drivers for sustainable transport in terms of the negative externalities, market failures, interdependencies, and co-benefits of different policies and choices, incorporating air quality, safety, economic growth, and access.

Keywords:   transport energy, sustainable travel, passenger transport, mode shift, climate change, transport decarbonization, efficiency, demand reduction

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