Inclusive Transport: Fighting Involuntary Transport Disadvantages offers profound and multifaceted insights into transportation and social equity, guiding transportation and urban studies researchers, planners and policymakers in evaluating potential solutions to this complex issue. The book looks into discrimination and its societal consequences, providing a needed perspective on not only who is left out of transportation planning, but why. Topics covered explore accessibility and affordability, the consequences of non-accessibility, the interplay between housing and transportation, how current transportation policies have developed over time, traffic safety, noise and air quality, and urban mobility.
Additional sections cover 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 with a look at the future challenges related 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 the 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
- Contains extensive usage of data, figures and examples from around the world, including Civitas, Polis and other urban mobility plans and policies
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 20. Conclusion
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).