Sustainable Transport/ Mobility

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Sustainable Transport/ Mobility
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Sustainable Transport/ Mobility means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Sustainable transport or mobility:

  • Allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health;
  • Is affordable, operates efficiently, offers choice of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy;and
  • Limits emissions and waste within the planet’s ability to absorb them, minimises consumption of non-renewable resources, limits consumption of renewable resources to the sustainable yield level, reuses and recycles its components, and minimises the use of land and the production of noise.

Sustainable transport involves:

  • Urban planning, changing lifestyles and production patterns to reduce the need for transport at the source;
  • Rethinking transport systems, promoting inter-modality and encouraging the use of the most energy efficient mode of transport, i.e. wherever possible switch from air to rail, from personal vehicles to public transport or non motorized transportation;and
  • Improving fuel efficiency of each mode of transport, and promoting the use of alternative fuels.

Based on The Centre for Sustainable Transportation, http://www.cstctd.org; and UNEP DTIE, http://www.unep.fr/energy/transport/