Toward Green Mobility: The Evolution of Transport

Ausubel JH, Marchetti C, & Meyer PS (2000). Toward Green Mobility: The Evolution of Transport. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RP-00-023. Reprinted from European Review, 6(2):137-156 [2000]

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Abstract

We envisage a transport system producing zero emissions and sparing the surface landscape, while people, on average, range hundreds of kilometers daily. We believe this prospect of "green mobility" is consistent with historical evolution. We lay out the general principles, extracted from widespread observations of human behavior over long periods of time, and use them to explain past transport systems and project the next 50-100 years. We discuss in detail railroads, cars, aeroplanes, and magnetically levitated trains (maglevs).

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:12
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 17:41
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6250

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