Threats From Car Traffic To The Quality Of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, Solutions"

Hardcover | May 15, 2007

EditorTommy G§rling

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Land Public Transport continues to gain greater attention in transport policy and economics, given its importance in assisting social cohesion and its contribution to reducing congestion and emissions. The chapters inthis book are a refereed selection of the best papers initially presented at the 9th International Conference of Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (The Thredbo Series) in Lisbon in 2005. This was the ninth in a series of Thredbo conferences on the same general topic, gathering some of the world s best specialists in the field, from academiaand from practice from all continents. The range of current issues and depth of their treatment makes this a very valuable book for scientists and practitioners alike who desire to keep abreast of the very latest developments in institutional reform in land passenger transport. *Unique in its behavioral science perspective on the threats to quality of urban life from car use and policy measures to reduce car use *Provides a consolidated reference in car ownership and use *Key topical area backed up by international policy e.g. The Kyoto Protocol

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Land Public Transport continues to gain greater attention in transport policy and economics, given its importance in assisting social cohesion and its contribution to reducing congestion and emissions. The chapters inthis book are a refereed selection of the best papers initially presented at the 9th International Conference of Competi...

Areas of ResearchBehavioral Decision Making. Basic research on how people individually or in groups predict and evaluate different courses of future actions, integrate such judgments, and make choices.Environmental Psychology. Basic and applied research on how people individually or in groups react psychologically to features of the ph...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2007Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080448534

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Threats to the Quality of Urban Life from Car Traffic

Part 2: Determinants of Private Car Use

Part 3: Policy Measures Aimed at Reducing Private Car Use

Concluding chapter