Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Transport Energy Descent Plan – Steve Melia. This Workshop: 1.Presentation 1: the Problem 2.Questions/Comments 3.Discussion: Forming a T.T. Transport.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Transport Energy Descent Plan – Steve Melia. This Workshop: 1.Presentation 1: the Problem 2.Questions/Comments 3.Discussion: Forming a T.T. Transport."— Presentation transcript:

1 Transport Energy Descent Plan – Steve Melia

2 This Workshop: 1.Presentation 1: the Problem 2.Questions/Comments 3.Discussion: Forming a T.T. Transport Contact Group 4.Presentation 2: Some Solutions (Oxford example) 5.Discussion in Groups

3 A difficult problem for transition towns – limited scope for individual action The nature of the problem: Transport & Transition Towns

4 UK CO 2 by END USER 2006 Source: 28.3%

5 UK CO 2 Trends (1990 =100) Transport Other Sectors

6 UK CO 2 from Transport Source: Carbon Pathways Analysis (DfT 2008) *No allowance for radiative forcing

7 Aviation 1 flight to New York = average car use for 1 year (www.campaigncc.org)www.campaigncc.org Long-term trends The ‘Because I Deserve it’ problem amongst ‘green’ middle classes

8 Passenger Travel (billions km) Cars & Vans Others Source: DfT Transport Trends 2007

9 Why Technology Won’t Solve the Problem…

10 Longer Trips are Biggest Problem: Source: Carbon Pathways Analysis (DfT 2008)

11 So Are Walking & Cycling Irrelevant?

12 To replace half current car mileage buses would need 10 x increase Source: Transport Trends (DfT 2007)

13 ► To reduce CO 2 from transport we must reduce travel distances Source: Transport Trends (DfT 2007)

14 What is the Most Significant Factor Associated with Car Use?

15 Source: The Car in British Society (RAC Foundation 2009) Avg Mileage per Person per Year 10,000 No Car1 Car 2 Cars+ 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 Other Driver Passenger

16 Source: Echenique & Homewood (2003) Avg. Annual Miles/Person

17 1.Questions/ Comments on The Problem 2.What Might a Transport Contact Group for Transition Towns do? Discussion:

18 Report for Sustrans and Transition Town Oxford How to reduce car dependence, energy consumption, CO 2 emissions Short and Longer-Terms 2) Some Solutions…

19 Oxford Modal Share (trip stages) Source: Access to Oxford Survey (2008)

20 Problem: too many buses Air quality limits exceeded

21 Transform Oxford

22 Report Approach 1.Reduce convenience of the car 2.Give advantage to other modes 3.Improve conditions for walking and cycling 4.Tackle ‘the bus problem’ 5.Support lower car ownership

23 Filtered Permeability Separates modes to give the advantage to cyclists & public transport

24 Groningen, pop. 180,000: 60% of trips by bicycle

25 ‘coarse grain’ network of roads for cars

26 Groningen – ‘coarse grain’ network of roads for cars Groningen – fine grain cycling network

27 Some Examples in Oxford Already

28 Magdalen Bridge – Close to general traffic

29 Conventional Wisdom in Britain: Manual for Streets (DfT, 2007) Connected or ‘permeable’ networks encourage walking and cycling…. This Statement is Misleading!

30 Solution to the Bus Problem

31 Trams in Pedestrianised Areas Freiburg

32 Strongly weighted towards buses Up to 90% of bus-based schemes, only 75% of tram/rail schemes Is Oxford too small? (conurbation pop. 174,000) Government Policy

33 Mulhouse. Popn. 172,000. New Tram system 2006: €249m

34 New Generation Ultra Light Rail Bristol (trial finished)Stourbridge (began March) Power on board Cheaper than conventional trams ( See: )

35 Intensification, particularly around city centres Transport serving new developments Carfree development Planning Principles

36 Traffic-free residential area Designed around travel by other modes (inc. car clubs) Limited parking, separated from residential area 3 models across Europe: Carfree Development

37 Vauban (Freiburg) 2,000 dwellings

38

39 Vehicles walking pace pick up/deliver No parking (some infractions) Absolute priority for children playing

40

41 Stellwerk 60, Cologne: 400 dwellings. No vehicles on site

42 Groningen City Centre: Popn. 16,500

43 Groningen City Centre 1 km

44 Princesshay, Exeter 120 apartments 23 parking places No vehicular access

45 Carfree Association for London: Public Meetings in September

46 Click on: Research Papers

47 1.How can your Transition Town reduce transport energy dependency in your town? 2.ONE STEP you intend to take Group Discussion:


Download ppt "Transport Energy Descent Plan – Steve Melia. This Workshop: 1.Presentation 1: the Problem 2.Questions/Comments 3.Discussion: Forming a T.T. Transport."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google