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Urban transport justice

Gössling, Stefan LU (2016) In Journal of Transport Geography 54. p.1-9
Abstract
Many cities in the world seek to establish more sustainable urban transport systems with a view to reduce accidents, congestion, air and noise pollution, and to improve social interactions, liveability and amenity values. Against this background, this paper frames urban transportation as an issue of justice: contemporary transport systems are characterized by injustice, as they tend to favour and prioritize motorized transport, accepting that considerable environmental and social burdens are put on more sustainable forms of transportation, other traffic participants and society as a whole. To conceptualize ‘urban transport justice’, the paper discusses three dimensions where injustices are apparent: Exposure to traffic risks and... (More)
Many cities in the world seek to establish more sustainable urban transport systems with a view to reduce accidents, congestion, air and noise pollution, and to improve social interactions, liveability and amenity values. Against this background, this paper frames urban transportation as an issue of justice: contemporary transport systems are characterized by injustice, as they tend to favour and prioritize motorized transport, accepting that considerable environmental and social burdens are put on more sustainable forms of transportation, other traffic participants and society as a whole. To conceptualize ‘urban transport justice’, the paper discusses three dimensions where injustices are apparent: Exposure to traffic risks and pollutants; distribution of space; and valuation of transport time. It is argued that public and political recognition of urban transport injustices provides significant argument for changes in urban planning, transport infrastructure development and traffic management. (Less)
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Journal of Transport Geography
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0966-6923
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10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.002
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  author       = {Gössling, Stefan},
  issn         = {0966-6923},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--9},
  publisher    = {Pergamon},
  series       = {Journal of Transport Geography},
  title        = {Urban transport justice},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.002},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2016},
}