Transport and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures 1994-95

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorBryan Cartledge

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Road traffic is expected to double by the year 2025. Everybody agrees that growth of this order is unsustainable, whether in terms of atmospheric pollution or of available road space. Unless the onward march of motor car and lorry can be checked, or at least slowed, a small, crowded islandsuch as Britain faces an intolerable decline in air quality and the threat of national gridlock.In this timely book, leading experts in the fields of transport, land use and the environment analyse the problem and discuss possible solutions to it. Can cars and lorries be made `cleaner'? How can private motorists be weaned from their love affair with the car? Should we build more motorways?Or should road space actually be reduced? How serious is the pollution caused by shipping and aircraft? What will be the impact of the Channel Tunnel? These are some of the questions addressed, concisely and with authority, in this challenging book.

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Road traffic is expected to double by the year 2025. Everybody agrees that growth of this order is unsustainable, whether in terms of atmospheric pollution or of available road space. Unless the onward march of motor car and lorry can be checked, or at least slowed, a small, crowded islandsuch as Britain faces an intolerable decline ...

Bryan Cartledge is Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:164 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Bryan Cartledge: Introduction1. Philip Goodwin: Road traffic growth and the dynamics of sustainable transport policies2. John Houghton: Sustainable transport: how the Royal Commission sees the future3. Susan Owens: 'I wouldn't start from here': land use, transport, and sustainability4. Michael Dower: Roads and road transport: their impact on the countryside-and what should be done about it5. Bob Reid: Railways and sustainable development6. Alastair Morton: The Channel Tunnel: fixed link and positive choice7. Hugh Somerville: Airlines, aviation, and the environment8. Rodney Chase: The oil industry, transport, and the environmentIndex

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`Its [The Royal Commission's report on transport and the environment] publication by OUP in this accessible format is very welcome indded and the text provides emough material for all the debate and content that sould inform political argument as well as courses in higher education.'THES d