Urban Environmental Management

Sustainable Transportation


Its more about accessibility than mobility or transportation
     Sustainable transportation concerns systems, policies, and technologies. It aims for the efficient transit of goods and services, and sustainable freight and delivery systems. The design of vehicle-free city planning, along with pedestrian and bicycle friendly design of neighbourhoods is a critical aspect for grassroots activities, as are telework and teleconferencing.

Documents and Reports Programmes and Initiaatives Online Resourecs       
GDRC' learning resources on sustainable development are categorized into three sections: Documents and Reports; Programmes and Initiatives; and collections of online resources.

Sustainable Transportation and cilmate mitigation, energy efficiency, sustainable tourism and urban planning GDRC's approach to Sustainable Transportation emphasizes broader access to goods and services, rather than just making mobility more efficient.

This would essentially provide better and more urban services closer to the user, by 'decentralizing' services to be spread out and made available in larger number of places. This is essentially done through urban planning and 'mixed' zoning, including financial incentives and development strategies, that influence locational decisions of businesses and trade establishments.

Sustainable transportation would therefore manifest in the form of more pedestrianization (with active walking and cycling cultures), public transit systems than are operated on clean and renewable energy sources, bicycle station and car share options. safe and fluid vehicle movement. networks of green corridors that connect people and open space, etc.

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By 2050, two thirds of world population -6.2 billion people - may live urban lifestyles. Small and medium cities in developing countries are growing fastest. Efficient access to urban services and sustainable transport infrastructure will be key to the livability of these cities.