Transport choices must be transformed if we are to cope with sustainability and climate change, but this can only be done if we understand how complex transport systems work. Straightforward choices are never made between one transport mode and another; door-to-door movements of both people and freight use combinations of different modes of transport.

This book offers a cross-disciplinary overview of transport systems and the ways in which they interact with urban and regional planning decisions and environmental issues. It offers a thoughtful critique of existing methodology and policy, raising issues, providing facts, explaining linkages and, particularly, stimulating debate. The book methodically explores the definitions, trends, problems, objectives and policies of transport planning. In particular the author looks at land use as a major determinant of the nature and extent of the demand for transport, concluding that the management of land use has to be a key element of any sustainable transport policy.

Planning Sustainable Transport will be essential reading for today’s transport specialists, planners and property developers. It will also be useful to postgraduate students in planning and related disciplines.

chapter 1|18 pages

The definitions: sustainability

chapter 2|10 pages

The definitions: transport

chapter 3|19 pages

The definitions: planning

chapter 4|20 pages

The trends: travel and haulage

chapter 6|12 pages

Location and land use

chapter 7|40 pages

The problems: congestion

chapter 9|6 pages

The problems: The space budget

chapter 10|16 pages

The problems: Transport costs

chapter 11|10 pages

Sensing success and failure

chapter 12|17 pages

Managing the environmental impacts

chapter 13|17 pages

Mobility and accessibility

chapter 14|20 pages

Controlling costs

chapter 15|17 pages

Supporting the economy

chapter 16|5 pages

Road vehicle design

chapter 17|60 pages

Public transport

chapter 19|40 pages

Transport demand prediction

chapter 21|20 pages

Planning sustainable transport: the agenda