Handbook of Sustainable Travel by Tommy GärlingHandbook of Sustainable Travel by Tommy Gärling

Handbook of Sustainable Travel

byTommy GärlingEditorDick Ettema, Margareta Friman

Hardcover | October 24, 2013

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This volume gathers distinguished researchers on travel behavior from a variety of disciplines, to offer state-of-the-art research and analysis encompassing environmental, traffic and transport psychology; transport planning and engineering; transport geography; transport economics; consumer services research; environmental sociology and well-being research. The underlying dilemma is that neither contemporary transportation technology nor contemporary travel behaviors are sustainable. The path toward sustainability is complex, because the consequences of changing technology and attempts to change travel preferences can be extreme both in economic and in social terms. The Handbook of Sustainable Travel discusses transportation systems from environmental, social and economic perspectives, to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms, and to envisage potential strategies towards more sustainable travel. Part I offers an introduction to the subject, with chapters review historical and future trends in travel, the role of travel for a good society, and the satisfaction of travelers with various features of travel options. Part II proceeds from the fact that the car is the backbone of today's transportation system, and that a break with automobiles is likely to be necessary in the future. Contributors review the development of private car use, explore economic and psychological reasons why the car has become the primary mode of transport and discuss how this can be changed in the future. Part III addresses the social sustainability of travel, providing insights into the social costs and benefits of leisure, business and health travel, and taking into account the social costs or benefits of measures whose goals are primarily environmental. The authors provide the necessary background to judge whether proposed transport policies are also sustainable from a social perspective. Part IV highlights future alternatives to physical travel and surveys ecologically sustainable travel modes such as public transport and non-motorized modes of transportation.
Title:Handbook of Sustainable TravelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:341 pagesPublished:October 24, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400770332

ISBN - 13:9789400770331

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ContentsPart I. Introduction1. Overview of Handbook of Sustainable Travel2. Spatial, Generational and Gendered Trends and Trend-Breaks in Travel3. Benefits of Travel: Needs versus Constraints4. Satisfaction and Travel ChoicesPart II. Car Use5. The Unsustainability of Car Use6. Psychological Motives for Car Use7. Pricing Methods to Influence Car Use8. Social Marketing of Transportation9. Psychological Contributions to the Development of Car-Use Reduction Interventions10. Theoretical Underpinnings of Practical Strategies for Travel Behavior ChangePart III. Travel and Social Sustainability11. Social Exclusion and Travel12. Rose Tinted Memories as a Cause of Unsustainable Leisure Travel13. Health and Travel14. Business TravelPart IV. Future Sustainable Travel15. Do Future Land-Use Policies Increase Sustainable Travel?16. Integrated Transportation Solutions: Visions of the Future17. High Quality Public Transport: Gaining Acceptance of Bus Rapid Transit Systems18. Non-Motorized Travel as a Sustainable Travel Option19. E-Commerce and Sustainability20. The Need to Change How People Think About the Consequences of Travel