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Automobiles and socio-economic sustainability – do we need a Mobility Bill of Rights?

Newman, Daniel ORCID: 2017. Automobiles and socio-economic sustainability – do we need a Mobility Bill of Rights? Transfers , pp. 100-106. 10.3167/TRANS.2017.070207

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This article argues for the establishment of a Mobility Bill of Rights. That the current car system is not sustainable in environmental terms has been much discussed in academic circles and is increasingly accepted in wider society, as reflected by governmental attempts at reform. The current trend for remodeling this car system largely involves the substitution of petrol/diesel for potentially more ecologically sound methods of powering the vehicles such as electricity. Attempts to reach environmental sustainability in this manner do little to impact social or economic sustainability and thus will fail to address the triple bottom line. Rather, reliance on automobiles in the present vein may continue trends for mobility-related exclusion. To tackle this, we need a debate on how the transport needs of ordinary people can be met.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
ISSN: 2045-4813
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 1 August 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 14:51

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