The What and Why of Urban Sustainable Transportation


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The What and Why of Urban Sustainable Transportation
What is sustainable transportation?
Sustainable transportation is a central factor in urban sustainability, which in turn is key to human happiness and indeed survival. More than half of the world's people now live in cities, a proportion that will rise to nearly 70% by 2050, according to an estimate by the United Nations (cited Zhao, 2010, pp. 236-23). Sustainable urban transport is particularly important to Canadians, since eight out of ten of them reside in urban areas, and the present urban transportation system is plagued with a host of problems, including high greenhouse gas emissions, adverse effects on human health, and unnecessary waste of resources, some of these non-renewable...
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