Sustainable Transport

EU definition

…a sustainable transport system (is) defined as one that:

  • allows the basic access and development needs of individuals, companies and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and promotes equity within and between successive generations;
  • is affordable, operates fairly and efficiently, offers choice of transport mode, and supports a competitive economy, as well as balanced regional development;
  • limits emissions and waste within the planet’s ability to absorb them, uses renewable resources at or below their rates of generation, and, uses non-renewable resources at or below the rates of development of renewable substitutes while minimising the impact on the use of land and the generation of noise.


Click here to see Case Studies of Sustainable Transport

UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (Department of Business and Innovation Website)

‘Towards a Sustainable Transport System’ (UK Department of Transport, 2007)

‘Reducing greenhouse gases and other emissions from transport’ (UK Department of Transport, 2012)

‘Guide to Sustainable Transporation Performance Measures’ (US EPA)

‘Sustainable Transportation’ (Victoria Tranport Policy Institute – Canada)

Green Car Congress Website