Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST)

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Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
This paper examines the transfer and diffusion of sustainable transport policies around the world and reviews the implications for policy-making in the Asia-Pacific region. Through a focus on a range of good practice case studies, this paper investigates why there are significant differences in the major factors involved in the transfer of...
Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Strategic Policy Options (SPOs) Database
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a system that emphasises priority for and rapid movement of buses by securing segregated busways. BRT is also called other names including “high-capacity bus systems,” “high-quality bus systems”, “metro-bus” “express bus systems,” “busway systems,” and “surface metro systems”. The extent of dedicated infrastructure and...
Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Final Report
The transport sector provides vital services in urban areas, but at the same time causes serious urban problems. The negative effects of urban transport activities include air pollution, accidents, congestion, noise from road transport, energy consumption, and consumption of land and other natural resources for the production of vehicles and...
Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Strategic Policy Options (SPOs) Database
"Compact city" in this policy option refers to land planning focusing on higher density and better accessibility which reduces automobile dependency. "Smart growth" is a general term for land use practices that create more accessible land use patterns which reduce the amount of travel needed to reach goods and services (Litman, 2003a). Experiences...
Presentation
Manila Policy Dialogue on Environment and Transport in the Asian Region
Issue paper and the presentation material for the discussion session of the Manila Policy Dialogue on Environment and Transport in the Asian Region (16-17 January, 2004, Manila, Philippines: Session5). Public transport is an essential component of environmental sustainability, because by reducing the use of automobiles it contributes to reducing...