National Transport PolicyBased on Sustainability ;still a long way to go ?Dr. Hans Jeekel
Sustainability and policy• Sustainable development ; Brundtland definition• Sustainability ; the triangle ; economic, soci...
Sustainability and policy• Elements to take into account with sustainability/ name of department PAGE 319-6-2013
Sustainable transport policy• A great number of goals to take into account• Economical ;• economic productivity, economic ...
Central question and approach• Where do countries with national transport policiesstand in including sustainability goals ...
Frame of selected topics• 1. Added value for economic development• 2. Transport investments• 3. Reliability of trips and e...
General results• In most countries national transport policy is build up of fourelements ;• An infrastructure investment p...
General results• Very difficult to really find “state of the art” onnational policies (unclear websites, unclear status,la...
General results• Most mobility plans of cities look more integratedand innovative than plans at the national level• There ...
Specific results• First the economic aspects ;• Added value for economic development is mostlytaken into account with a di...
Specific results• Environmental aspects• Noise, air quality, nature and landscape are taken into account,mostly based on t...
Specific results• Social aspects• Reaching greater traffic safety is a core issue• Social exclusion via public transport ;...
Specific results• Reaching Seamless multimodal transport ; nicewords, no real strategies, certainly not on thefinancial si...
For the future• More countries need a transport policy instead ofonly a list of transport investments and politics• Invest...
For the future/ name of department PAGE 1519-6-2013• We are half- way with introducing sustainability innational transport...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Hans Jeekel at Shaping Transportation: Nine Aspects to form Sustainable Transport Policy

2,011

Published on

Sustainability is founded on three pillars: economic, ecological and social. Anyone seeking to pursue a sustainable transport policy must take all three of these into account. In Europe, however, it is apparent that many countries nowadays tend to focus their support above all on economic and ecological criteria, while neglecting social aspects of transport policy. One example of this is that people without their own car find it very difficult to get to hospitals or other institutions. Another example relates to transport costs: in many cases, transport costs on average account for more than 15% of the household budget. This lecture focuses on the question: How should a comprehensive and professional sustainable transport policy look like? Using examples from 10 countries, nine aspects will be put forward that can achieve this. They include:

- Adjusting mobility costs per household
- Minimising social exclusion in terms of mode of transport and
- Reducing CO2 emissions.

Dr. Johan Frederik (Hans) Jeekel was a member of the Dutch parliament from 1995 to 1998. His interests included house-building, information policy and road traffic safety. After leaving parliament, he became involved in public spaces and making towns more ecological. He works with Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch national road and water agency. However his presentation will focus on his current role as Board Secretary for the Association for European Transport and lecturer at the Technical University in Eindhoven.

Published in: Technology, Real Estate
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,011
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Hans Jeekel at Shaping Transportation: Nine Aspects to form Sustainable Transport Policy

  1. 1. National Transport PolicyBased on Sustainability ;still a long way to go ?Dr. Hans Jeekel
  2. 2. Sustainability and policy• Sustainable development ; Brundtland definition• Sustainability ; the triangle ; economic, social andenvironmental aspects• Policy ; is not the same as politics• Policy ; only in 20 countries in the world a separatebody of knowledge !PAGE 219-6-2013
  3. 3. Sustainability and policy• Elements to take into account with sustainability/ name of department PAGE 319-6-2013
  4. 4. Sustainable transport policy• A great number of goals to take into account• Economical ;• economic productivity, economic development, energyefficiency, good pricing• Social;• affordability, equity/fairness, safety,security and health,community development, accessibility• Environmental ;• heritage, nature protection, climate stability, noise prevention,air pollution prevention, open space preservationPAGE 419-6-2013
  5. 5. Central question and approach• Where do countries with national transport policiesstand in including sustainability goals ?• Approach ; selection of 8 European countries ; Sweden,Denmark, Norway, Germany, England, Netherlands,France, Ireland• Working with a frame of ten selected topics• Looking via web information on their transport policies ;seeing whether topics were included/ name of department PAGE 519-6-2013
  6. 6. Frame of selected topics• 1. Added value for economic development• 2. Transport investments• 3. Reliability of trips and easy reachable destinations• 4. Reacher greater traffic safety• 5. Minimal social exclusion via transport• 6. Mobility costs of households• 7. Diminishing CO2 emissions• 8. Reaching environmental norms and standards• 9. Diminishing impacts on ecology, nature, landscape• 10.Reaching seamless multimodal transport/ name of department PAGE 619-6-2013
  7. 7. General results• In most countries national transport policy is build up of fourelements ;• An infrastructure investment plan• A traffic safety strategy• A strategy on mobility and the environment (nature, airpollution, noise)• And some specific policies ; on urban mobility (England), onaccessibility (England), on disabled people (France), on spatialplanning and mobility (Netherlands), on transport in the Nordicregion (Norway)/ name of department PAGE 719-6-2013
  8. 8. General results• Very difficult to really find “state of the art” onnational policies (unclear websites, unclear status,language problems).• Mostly the four elements are not interrelated in ageneral policy• Often a rather complex system of national plans inrelation to plans from regions and urban areas; youneed to know the practical work- out of institutionalarrangements in a country to really get a grip !/ name of department PAGE 819-6-2013
  9. 9. General results• Most mobility plans of cities look more integratedand innovative than plans at the national level• There seems to be networking among“best practice “ cities ; Freiburg, Cambridge, Rennes,• Strassbourg, Goteborg, to name a few• As this seems to be missing at the national level ;will the future and innovation of transport policycome from Europe’s urban regions ?/ name of department PAGE 919-6-2013
  10. 10. Specific results• First the economic aspects ;• Added value for economic development is mostlytaken into account with a direct link to transportinvestments. Weak on theory however.• Relialibity and reach- ability ; rather new field. Isincluded when necessary via anti- congestionpolicies• Conclusion ; economic aspects are included/ name of department PAGE 1019-6-2013
  11. 11. Specific results• Environmental aspects• Noise, air quality, nature and landscape are taken into account,mostly based on the need to reach goals from Europeandirectives• Diminishing CO2, reaching climate stability ; here an interestingsplit can be seen;• to 2025 – policies formulated mostly related to EU strategy(biofuels etc.),• longer run – getting 60-80 % less CO2 ; no policies formulated/ name of department PAGE 1119-6-2013
  12. 12. Specific results• Social aspects• Reaching greater traffic safety is a core issue• Social exclusion via public transport ; the future of non- carowners, accessibility problems ; except for disabled a non-existing issue in most national policies• Cost of mobility for households; now some 15 % of nethousehold budget, and increasing ; no issue, rather strange intimes of crisis/ name of department PAGE 1219-6-2013
  13. 13. Specific results• Reaching Seamless multimodal transport ; nicewords, no real strategies, certainly not on thefinancial side – how to formulate policies that carowners are not paying twice ?• Overall conclusion;• Nearly half of sustainability topics are missing in thenational policies !/ name of department PAGE 1319-6-2013
  14. 14. For the future• More countries need a transport policy instead ofonly a list of transport investments and politics• Investments in national policy plans are needed on ;• - long term strategy for transport and climatestability• - social exclusion via transport• - cost of transport and mobility for households• - problems and perspectives on seamlessmultimodal transport/ name of department PAGE 1419-6-2013
  15. 15. For the future/ name of department PAGE 1519-6-2013• We are half- way with introducing sustainability innational transport planning• But ; I am optimistic …• … possibly we will invest in the lagging aspects,often through innovations in cities….• Reactions ; J.F.Jeekel@tue.nl
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×