Transport has a major impact on the spatial and economic development of cities and regions. The attractiveness of particular locations depends in part on the relative accessibility, and this in turn depends on the quality and quantity of the transport infrastructure.
The concept of sustainable transportation promotes a balance between transportation’s economic and social benefits and the need to protect the environment.
In further articulating this idea, the Center for Sustainable Transportation has defined a sustainable transportation system as one that:
Allows individuals and societies to meet their access needs safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and with equity within and between generations.
Is affordable operates efficiently, offers a choice of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy.
Limits emissions and waste within the planet’s ability to absorb them minimizes consumption of non-renewable resources, limits consumption of renewable resources to the sustainable yield level reuses and recycles its components, and minimizes the use of land and the production of noise.
Depending on modern-technology we can convert current polluting transportation into an environmentally friendly one.