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Low carbon mobility and reducing automobile dependence

Low carbon mobility and reducing automobile dependence

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Low carbon mobility in our cities will need to be a combination of structural change that reduces automobile dependence as well as technological change. To determine the potential mechanisms for accelerating this transition, the emerging trends in reduced automobile dependence are outlined in the world's cities together with emerging technological trends. The policies outlined can enable 100% oil-free cities by 2050 and 100% renewably fuelled cities by 2100.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 The historical opportunity
  • 4.3 Twenty-first century cities
  • 4.3.1 The reversal in density decline
  • 4.3.2 The reversal in transit decline
  • 4.4 What are the economic drivers of reducing automobile dependence?
  • 4.4.1 Knowledge economy and city form
  • 4.4.2 Digital technology, culture and city form
  • 4.5 What comes next?
  • 4.5.1 Urban economy
  • 4.5.2 Oil
  • 4.5.3 Climate change
  • 4.6 Options for the low carbon mobility transition
  • 4.6.1 Electric rail transit investment
  • 4.6.2 Reducing travel
  • 4.6.3 Reducing demand for the automobile
  • 4.6.4 Electric vehicles
  • 4.6.5 Renewable fuels
  • 4.6.6 Renewable gas for freight
  • 4.7 Conclusions
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading

Inspec keywords: environmental economics; renewable energy sources; automobiles; government policies; electric vehicles

Other keywords: oil-free cities; renewably fuelled cities; emerging technological trends; low carbon mobility; reduced automobile dependence

Subjects: Energy and environmental policy, economics and legislation; Requirement for energy: ecological aspects; Energy resources and fuels; Automobile electronics; Automotive transportation (energy utilisation)

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