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Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

  • Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470540931
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 310
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"Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities' economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. The book begins with criticism of conventional transportation practice, noting how the profession's usual tools have exacerbated rather than solved the congestion problems they were designed to address. More importantly, past practice has made transportation the biggest single producer of CO2 emissions in North America"--

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

  • Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118127625
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

  • Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118127605
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
  • View: 6798
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"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

Policy, Planning and Implementation

  • Author: Preston L Schiller,Jeffrey Kenworthy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317289145
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 420
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Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables. The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Transportation

Problems and Solutions

  • Author: William Richard Black
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606234854
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 299
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During the last two decades, sustainability has become the dominant concern of transportation planners and policymakers. This timely text provides a framework for developing systems that move people and products efficiently while minimizing damage to the local and global environment. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the problems surrounding current transportation systems: climate change, urban air pollution, diminishing petroleum reserves, safety issues, and congestion. It explores the full range of possible solutions, including applications of pricing, planning, policy, education, and technology. Numerous figures, tables, and examples are featured, with a primary focus on North America.

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport

Planning for Walking and Cycling in Urban Environments

  • Author: Rodney Tolley
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849317835
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 713
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With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Creating Sustainable Transport sums up many of the lessons learned and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorized transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. The book examines both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling and walking with public transport. The contributors consider topics such as developing healthier travel habits and ways of promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to the car.

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

  • Author: Knoflacher, Hermann,Ocalir-Akunal, Ebru V.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522521178
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 374
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While modern cities continue to grow and become more efficient in many sectors as their population increases, public transportation has not yet caught up. As a significant industry in contemporary society, further progress in transportation systems is more vital than ever. Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning is an informative reference source that outlines why current transportation systems have become inefficient in modern societies, and offers solutions for the improvement of transportation infrastructures. Highlighting key topics such as parking organization, car ownership, energy consumption, and highway performance, this is a detailed resource for all practitioners, academics, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in studying the latest trends and developments in the transportation sector.

Sustainable Transportation Systems

Sustainable Transportation Systems

Planning, Design, Build, Manage, and Maintenance

  • Author: Yong Bai,Wei-Chou Virgil Ping,L. David Shen,Xiaohu Chen
  • Publisher: ASCE Publications
  • ISBN: 9780784477175
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 710
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Proceedings of the Ninth Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, held in Chongqing, China, June 29-July 1, 2012. Sponsored by International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association; T.Y. Lin International Group, China; Chongqing Urban Planning Bureau, China; Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE. This collection contains 81 papers describing innovations in the development of sustainable transportation systems. In the face of ongoing challenges such as traffic congestion, environmental degradation, and rising energy costs, transportation professionals look for new strategies, methods, and technologies to address issues of funding, planning, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities of all types. These papers showcase both new approaches developed for China's enormous transportation infrastructure market and the latest advances in management and maintenance from researchers in the United States and other developed countries. Topics include: sustainable transportation development; low carbon emissions and energy saving in transportation; multimodal transportation systems; intelligent transportation systems; advancements in traffic control technologies; transportation and work zone safety; design and construction of bridges and tunnels; pavement materials, design, and construction; and geotechnical design and construction. This collection offers inspiration and practical solutions for engineers, planners, and managers working on transportation systems around the world.

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics

  • Author: Javier Faulin,Scott Grasman,Patrick Hirsch,Angel Juan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780128142424
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 424
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Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics: Decision-Making Models and Solutions provides deterministic and probabilistic models for transportation logistics problem-solving and decision-making. The book begins with an overview of the intersections between sustainability, transportation, and logistics, but then delves into the current problems associated with the implementation of sustainable transportation and smart logistics in urban settings. Models for addressing complex structural problems, procedures for estimating transportation externalities, such as environmental and social impacts, both in industrial and government arenas, are also included, as are decision-making models from operational, tactical, and strategic management perspectives. Final sections cover best practices for practical corporate policy implementation. Examines all modes of transportation Includes mathematical models for decision-making in a wide variety of situations Presents public transportation and smart cities use cases that enable further understanding

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Transportation

Indicators, Frameworks, and Performance Management

  • Author: Henrik Gudmundsson,Ralph P Hall,Greg Marsden,Josias Zietsman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662469243
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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This textbook provides an introduction to the concept of sustainability in the context of transportation planning, management, and decision-making. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, indicators and frameworks for measuring sustainable development in the transportation sector are developed. In the second, the authors analyze actual planning and decision-making in transportation agencies in a variety of governance settings. This analysis of real-world case studies demonstrates the benefits and limitations of current approaches to sustainable development in transportation. The book concludes with a discussion on how to make sustainability count in transportation decision-making and practice.

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities

Issues, Examples, Solutions

  • Author: Will Toor,Spenser Havlick
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1597262951
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 264
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Colleges and universities across North America are facing difficult questions about automobile use and transportation. Lack of land for new parking lots and the desire to preserve air quality are but a few of the factors leading institutions toward a new vision based upon expanded transit access, better bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and incentives that encourage less driving. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities presents a comprehensive examination of techniques available to manage transportation in campus communities. Authors Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick give readers the understanding they need to develop alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, and sets forth a series of case studies that show how transportation demand management programs have worked in a variety of campus communities, ranging from small towns to large cities. The case studies in Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities highlight what works and what doesn't, as well as describing the programmatic and financial aspects involved. No other book has surveyed the topic and produced viable options for reducing the parking, pollution, land use, and traffic problems that are created by an over-reliance on automobiles by students, faculty, and staff. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities is a unique source of information and ideas for anyone concerned with transportation planning and related issues.

Towards Sustainable Transport Planning

Towards Sustainable Transport Planning

A Comparison Between Britain and the Netherlands

  • Author: Gary Haq
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 252
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This book provides a detailed examination of how sustainability has been interpreted in transport and environmental policy at a European, national and local level. The approaches of Britain and the Netherlands are compared within the context of the European Union.

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning

  • Author: Kramberger, Tomaž
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522500022
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 511
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The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems.

Exploring a Low-Carbon Development Path for Vietnam

Exploring a Low-Carbon Development Path for Vietnam

  • Author: Pierre Audinet,Bipul Singh,Duane T. Kexel,Suphachol Suphachalasai,Pedzi Makumbe,Kristy Mayer
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 1464807205
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 156
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Bringing together a large set of data and building on two years of consultations in Vietnam with Government counterparts, research organizations, state-owned enterprises, private sector and Vietnam international development partners, the report formulates two scenarios to explore and analyze Vietnam's options up to the year 2030: a business as usual and a low carbon development scenario. Based on a thorough data modeling effort for the key carbon emitting sectors of Vietnam, the report also provides some policy guidance for the Government’s consideration. This report is also unique as it brings together and presents data on multiple sectors of Vietnam's economy, making this information available for future reference. This effort is the result of two years of collaboration with the Government of Vietnam as part of the Vietnam Low Carbon Options Assessment technical assistance. By highlighting several economic opportunities and clarifying the issues at hand, this work is a milestone in this complex debate and I believe will help all stakeholders willing to consider and responsible to design the policies and measures to address those challenges.

Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering

Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering

Evaluation & Implementation

  • Author: Francis Vanek,Largus Angenent,James Banks,Ricardo Daziano,Mark Turnquist
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071800131
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 704
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Engineer and implement sustainable transportation solutions Featuring in-depth coverage of passenger and freight transportation, this comprehensive resource discusses contemporary transportation systems and options for improving their sustainability. The book addresses vehicle and infrastructure design, economics, environmental concerns, energy security, and alternative energy sources and platforms. Worked-out examples, case studies, illustrations, equations, and end-of-chapter problems are also included in this practical guide. Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering covers: Background on energy security and climate change Systems analysis tools and techniques Individual choices and transportation demand Transportation systems and vehicle design Physical design of transportation infrastructure Congestion mitigation in urban passenger transportation Role of intelligent transportation systems Public transportation and multimodal solutions Personal mobility and accessibility Intercity passenger transportation Freight transportation function and current trends Freight modal and supply chain management approaches Spatial and geographic aspects of freight transportation Alternative fuels and platforms Electricity and hydrogen as alternative fuels Bioenergy resources and systems Transportation security and planning for extreme weather events PRAISE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: "This book addresses one of the great challenges of the 21st century--how to transform our resource-intensive passenger and freight transportation system into a set of low-carbon, economically efficient, and socially equitable set of services." -- Dan Sperling, Professor and Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, author of Two Billion Cars: Driving toward Sustainability "...provides a rich tool kit for students of sustainable transportation, embracing a systems approach. The authors aptly blend engineering, economics, and environmental impact analysis approaches." -- Susan Shaheen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
  • ISBN: 0309094186
  • Category: Sustainable development
  • Page: 59
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Walking

Walking

Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787149994
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 448
  • View: 7855
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This book features a multidisciplinary focus on walking as a mode in the context of transportation, urban planning and health. Breaking down the silos, this book presents a multidisciplinary focus bringing together research from transport, public health and planning to show linkages and the variation in experience around the world.

The California General Plan Process and Sustainable Transportation Planning

The California General Plan Process and Sustainable Transportation Planning

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Land use
  • Page: 270
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This report describes a project which assessed the California General Plan process as a tool for implementing sustainable development, with focus on transportation systems at the local level, and including the relationship of local transportation systems to regional and statewide systems. The project involved a literature review on the California General Plan process, the nature of sustainabilty and sustainable transportation, and criteria and evaluation methods for plans. Detailed analyses were conducted of policies from 26 General Plans against criteria designed to measure transportation sustainabilty and plan quality. In-depth case studies of the General Plan process were conducted in seven California communities. Results from informant interviews were also included.

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

  • Author: Ashish Verma,T.V. Ramanayya
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466581603
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 278
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Developing Countries Have Different Transportation Issues and Requirements Than Developed Countries An efficient transportation system is critical for a country’s development. Yet cities in developing countries are typically characterized by high-density urban areas and poor public transport, as well as lack of proper roads, parking facilities, road user discipline, and control of land use, resulting in pollution, congestion, accidents, and a host of other transportation problems. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries examines the status of urban transport in India and other developing countries. It explains the principles of public transport planning and management that are relevant and suitable for developing countries, addresses current transportation system inefficiencies, explores the relationship between mobility and accessibility, and analyzes the results for future use. Considers Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics It’s projected that by 2030, developing nations will have more vehicles than developed nations, and automated guided transit (AGT) and other transport systems will soon be available in India. This text compares five cities using specific indicators—urbanization, population growth, vehicle ownership, and usage. It determines demographic and economic changes in India, and examines how these changes have impacted transportation demand and supply, transport policy and regulations, and aspects of economics and finance related to public transport. The authors emphasize preserving and improving existing modes, efficient use of the public transport management infrastructure, implementing proper planning measures, and encouraging a shift towards sustainable modes. They also discuss sustainability in terms of environment, energy, economic, and land use perspectives and consider the trends of motorization, vehicle growth, modal share, effects on mobility and environment, and transport energy consumption and emissions. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries addresses the growing resource needs and economics of public transport in developing countries, explains various aspects of public transport planning and management, and provides readers with a basic understanding of both urban and rural public transport planning and management in developing countries.

ICCTP 2011

ICCTP 2011

Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems

  • Author: Yafeng Yin,Yinhai Wang,Jian Lu,Wei Wang
  • Publisher: ASCE Publications
  • ISBN: 0784411867
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 3038
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Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals, held in Nanjing, China, August 14?17, 2011. Organized by Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA); Southeast University. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). This collection contains 434 peer-reviewed papers discussing critical transportation issues, sharing experience in transportation research and development, and exchanging ideas for future transportation studies. Topics include: transportation policy and economics; transportation planning and modeling; traffic operations, management, and control; intelligent transportation systems (ITS); traffic safety and emergency response; transportation and sustainability; transit and rail systems; transportation infrastructure design and construction; pavement and materials engineering, and highway maintenance; logistics and freight transportation; vehicle technologies; and water transportation and aviation. These papers are a valuable source of the-state-of-art research in transportation science and engineering and will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students of transportation engineering.