Sustainable transport in a compact city

Peter Nijkamp, Sytze A. Rienstra

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Abstract

Transport policies in many countries seek to achieve a modal shift from the private car to public transport, in order to reduce environmental externalities like (local) air pollution, stench and visual annoyance, congestion etc. At the same time, the relationship between the spatial organisation and transportation is widely acknowledged, because the spatial organisation determines which transport relations occur and how voluminous these are. The volume of the transport flows is again an important success factor for public transport. In this paper we will analyze whether and under what conditions a large scale collectivisation of urban transport is possible by adopting the compact city concept. These conditions may be found in e.g. the institutional, economie and socio-psychological field. Furthermore, some empirical results of a survey among Dutch transport experts on a more compact city and the resulting impact on urban transport will be presented. The conclusion is that the compact city is a necessary condition for a large scale collectivisation of transport, but that also many other factors are decisive for the question whether this policy be successful.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherFaculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Publication series

NameResearch Memorandum
No.1995-42

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Nijkamp, P., & Rienstra, S. A. (1995). Sustainable transport in a compact city. (Research Memorandum; No. 1995-42). Amsterdam: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Nijkamp, Peter ; Rienstra, Sytze A. / Sustainable transport in a compact city. Amsterdam : Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1995. (Research Memorandum; 1995-42).
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Amsterdam : Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1995. (Research Memorandum; No. 1995-42).

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