Urban transport and environmental protection: The scope of economic measures Cover Image

Градски саобраћај и заштита животне средине -домети економских мера-
Urban transport and environmental protection: The scope of economic measures

Author(s): Bojan Vračarević, Miomir Jovanović
Subject(s): Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Rural and urban sociology, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting
Published by: Српско географско друштво
Keywords: taxes and charges; urban transport; environmental protection; sustainable urban development; spatial planning; U.S. cities; wealthy Asian metropolises; Third World metropolises;

Summary/Abstract: Through the comparative analysis of the U. S., Western European and wealthy Asian metropolises and the metropolises of developing countries, the paper assesses the scope of environmental protection economic measures in the field of urban transport (primarily - taxes and charges). Isolated impact of these economic measures is, in fact, negligible, as the taxes and charges are yet the part of a complex package of measures in the field of urban planning and transport policy, aimed to achieve sustainable urban development: 1. spatial planning measures that reduce the total demand for transport in the city, 2. measures that are limiting the motor vehicles use and improving their technical and technological efficiency, 3. promotion of urban public transport, bicycle use and walking. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 37010]

  • Issue Year: 92/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 91-111
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian