Mitigating Transport Emissions

  • Shinya Hanaoka
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Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Abstract

Asian megacities are known not only for their rapid economic growth but also for their rapid and large-scale urbanization. Due to their high concentration of population, economic activity, and motorization, megacities are primary contributors to both local and global environmental problems. The environmental problems in megacities are closely linked to the quality of life, which has direct implications for their competitiveness. The transport system in a megacity directly influences its ability to compete, and contributes to local and global environmental problems. Measures that govern urban transport should therefore be the cornerstone of the long-term development strategies for Asian megacities.

Keywords

Public Transport Electric Bike Global Environmental Problem Unleaded Gasoline Vehicle Inspection 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

The author would like to thank Dr. Puspita Dirgahayani of Bandung Institute of Technology for her excellent support for this research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinya Hanaoka
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  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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