Inclusive Transport: Social Equity for the Disadvantaged offers profound and multifaceted insights into transportation and social equity, guiding transportation and urban studies researchers, planners, and policy makers in evaluating potential solutions to this complex issue. It looks into discrimination and its societal consequences, providing a needed perspective on who is left out of transportation planning, and why.
Part 1 explores the main problems to the transportation disadvantaged; accessibility and affordability. It looks at the consequences of non-accessibility, the problems non-car owners face, and the interplay between housing and transportation. Part 2 examines how current transportation policies have developed over time, looking closely at infrastructures, traffic safety, noise and air quality, and urban mobility.
Part 3 focuses on current transportation policies that reduce transportation disadvantages, such as fuel measures and subsidized car purchases, as well as urban measures on walking and cycling that make cities friendly for all citizens. The book concludes in Part 4 with a look at future challenges to developing passenger and freight mobility policies, focusing on sustainability challenges, people’s behaviors and emotions, and on creating more just and equitable mobility.
- Synthesizes academic research on transport disadvantaged, linking the research with current mobility policies and practices
- Analyzes the possibilities and pitfalls of new mobilities--such as automated driving, car sharing, and individualized public transport--to solve transport disadvantages
- Extensive usage of data, figures, and examples from around the world including Civitas, Polis, and other urban mobility plans and policies
Researchers, graduate students, faculty in transportation, psychology, economics, and health. Practitioners such as transportation and urban planners, engineers, directors, and consultants. Government policy makers and analysts, and 4) NGOs for persons with disabilities
Part 1: TRANSPORT DISADVANTAGED
1. What is transport disadvantaged?
2. Accessibility of key services
3. Affordability problems and car captives
4. Housing markets and transport problems
5. Urban, suburban and rural dimensions
6. Smart mobility and transport disadvantaged
7. National policies in transport
8. Regional and local dimensions
Part 2: TRANSPORT POLICIES
9. Exploring the core of transport policies
10. Transport and the delivery of other services
11. The role of transport research
12. Measures within transport policies
13. Measures outside of transport
Part 3: SOLUTIONS FOR TRANSPORT DISADVANTAGES
14. Measures on transport disadvantage in a broader picture
15. Transport policy as a hidden economic policy
16. Equity, justice, and sustainability and transport policy
17. Themes in transport disadvantage
Part 4: TRANSPORT POLICY FOR THE FUTURE
18. A future-oriented transport policy
19. Fundamental orientations
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- © Elsevier 2019
- 1st August 2018
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Hans Jeekel is Professor of Societal Aspects of Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is a former Member of Parliament in the Netherlands and former Director of the Dutch Transport Research Institute. He a corporate strategist at the Dutch National Highway Agency, Chairman of the Board of the Association for European Transport, and author of The Car Dependent Society (Routledge, 2013).
Professor of Societal Aspects of Smart Mobility, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands