Transport in Europe: where are we going?

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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to assess the future development of the transport sector in Europe. Design/methodology/approachDrawing on published sources of information and some expert views, the paper considers trends, drivers of change, possible scenarios and policy issues. FindingsTransport demand for passengers and goods has grown consistently in the past and is expected to continue to do so in the future. Existing policies are unlikely to modify this trend or alleviate existing problems. Research limitations/implicaionsThe paper is based on existing sources. Practical implicationsDecisions in a wide range of policy fields have implications for transport, which are seldom considered. Originality/valueQuestions the sustainability of continuing growth in transport demand and the adequacy of current policy.

Keywords: Economics; Environmental management; Europe; Government policy; Transport industry

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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