Policy Paper 36

Sustainable Mobility

Recommendations for Future-Proof Transport Strategies

Jürgen Perschon

April 2012; pp 12; ISSN 1437-2819

Policy Paper 36 as pdf-file.

Mobility is a key prerequisite for social and economic development. In emerging economies and developing countries, it is crucial for poverty reduction. However, today’s culture of mobility – particularly the Western model to which many developing countries aspire – is unsustainable. It is based on the notion that building more transport infrastructure – and creating more traffic – is the way to promote prosperity and development. In order to achieve an equitable and sustainable model of mobility for the future, a paradigm shift in transport policy is essential. The Policy Paper 36, written by Dr Jürgen Perschon, considers the negative effects of today’s culture of mobility and discusses how a sustainable, future-proof and equitable mobility can become a reality.

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