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Enhancing Resource Sustainability by Transforming Urban and Suburban Transportation

Mark Delucchi

Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series from Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Abstract: Urban regions worldwide are dominated by the need to provide for large numbers of high-speed, high-mass vehicles. Current strategies result in congestion, social fragmentation, and environmental degradation. An alternative urban design is presented that incorporates two separate road systems: one for light, low-speed vehicles and another for heavy, high-speed vehicles. This design enhances travel efficiency and sense of community, while minimizing energy use, water pollution, and nonrenewable resource consumption.

Keywords: UCD-ITS-RP-09-27; Engineering (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-12-01
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