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 reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. In Europe,… 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 a seminar with their national member organizations. You can download the slides of my presentation Less car and plane.
I have been puzzling on how to achieve a substantial modal shift for more than thirty years. The strong interlinkages between mobility and spatial developments – urbanisation or suburbanisation – certainly limit easy changes in mobility behaviour. I analysed this complex interaction in my recent paper Transport urbanisation dialectic. Say’s law seems to be at work: each transport mode creates its own demand.