Welcome to my website. The site keeps you informed about my work in English. My book ‘New Mobility – Beyond the car era’ has been published March 2017. Slides are posted of my lectures on the driving forces behind mobility and how the future of mobility might look like. You can find my study on Europe’s oil dependency, as well as some older publications that might still be of interest. My work focusses on structural developments in mobility, urbanization, infrastructure, energy, climate change and economy. I am intrigued by the power relations that shape our societies, unseen to a large extend, and how we can rewrite the rules which steer our economies.
No growth in truck kilometres
Logistics cause 11% to 12% of global CO2 emissions. Road transport accounts for around two thirds of this. Even with the fastest possible switch to electric trucks, the logistics industry is not on track to… Read More
All new trucks electric from 2035 onward!
Electric trucks are in 2030 cheaper to use than ones on diesel (TCO). The cost advantage is twenty percent for a truck trailer combination driving 400 kilometers a day. Including… Read More
The Future of Mobility
Which forces lie behind the development of our mobility in the past centuries and will most likely shape the future as well? The desire for speed is important, and so… Read More
Decarbonizing aviation: comparing nine policies
Aviation needs to bring its CO2 emissions down to zero not far beyond 2050. To achieve this, a wide range of technologies and policies is considered. Among these are taxes,… Read More
Does the Dutch court case against Shell have consequences for National Road Authorities?
Last year the Dutch court in the Hague ordered Shell to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 45% by the end of 2030. The ruling includes emissions from the… Read More
Sustainable mobility: illusions and successes
Efforts to achieve sustainable mobility saw many illusions and only few successes. Fortunately, the successes were large. In shorthand: policies to force the use of cleaner vehicles and energy, have… Read More
Green transition FFWD
We humans are part of the wider living nature on earth. We cannot survive without other organisms. We need clean air, water and fertile soils. At the same time, we… Read More
End of car growth?
Official projections from the Dutch government for the growth in car traffic are too high. The government recognized that car mobility grew slower than expected. Therefore, they almost halved the… Read More
Renewal of aging infrastructures
Many countries face aging bridges, tunnels, sluices, quays and other structures. The costs for renovations and replacements of this vital infrastructure, will rise sharply over the coming years and decades.… Read More
How to make people travel less by car and plane?
This is the million-dollar question for many advocates of sustainable mobility. T&E - European Federation for Transport & Environment - invited me to present my insights and discuss these during… Read More
The transport-urbanisation dialectic
Why is it so hard to make people shift from car and plane to public transport? An important explanation is the strong link between mobility and spatial structure. Mobility behaviour is… Read More
Tax shift from labour to energy
Employing people is too expensive and polluting the environment too cheap. A green tax shift is needed and is most effective when applied at the production side of the economy.… Read More