Transport Technologies

Jolley, Ainsley (2006) Transport Technologies. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


The threat of increasingly unsustainable transportation systems in the large cities of the world comes from the interaction between growing demand for transportation services and the environmental impact of transportation. Demand tends to grow at a geometric rate, while the environmental capacity (at given technologies) to handle such growth is fixed. Technology offers enormous possibilities for change in the longer run, but unless harnessed to the goal of sustainability, may aggravate some problems (such as traffic congestion) while in the process of fixing others (reducing emissions per road vehicle kilometre).

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords transportation; growing demand; environmental impact; capacity
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