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Week 20 – Solutions focus I: Transport

w20 Learning materials ‘handout’ – Transport [pdf]

Primary reading

Allwood, J (2020), The only way to hit net zero by 2050 is to stop flying, Financial Times, Feb 7th

Archer, D, Kite, E and Lusk, G (2020), The ultimate cost of carbon, Climatic Change, volume 162, pages 2069–2086

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (2020), The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, Nov 18th

Department for Transport (2018), LATEST EVIDENCE ON INDUCED TRAVEL DEMAND: An Evidence Review, WSP, May [pdf]

Carrington, D (2019), UK has biggest fossil fuel subsidies in the EU, finds commission, The Guardian, Jan 23rd

Colville-Andersen, M (2020), 15 Minute Cities! Exploring Transferability and the Life-Sized City, the Life-sized City [vlog], Sept 16th

Colville-Andersen, M (2021), Bicycle Urbanism Transferability Master Class, the Life-sized City [vlog], Feb 5th

Collignon, N (2020), Why Cargo bikes? An empirical analysis of the Pedal Me fleet, PedalMe, Nov

Conboye, J and Hook, L (2019), Flight shame: can airlines ever reduce their emissions?, Financial Times, August 27th


Giuffrida, A (2020), ‘I’m often faster’: Milan’s bicycling bookseller takes on the online giants, The Guardian, Dec 9th

Harrabin, R (2020b), Heathrow wins court battle to build third runway, BBC News, Dec 16th

Harrabin, R (2020a), Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM’s green plan, BBC News, Nov 18th

Kommenda, N (2019), SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise, figures reveal, The Guardian, Oct 25th

Laville, S (2020a), UK climate assembly: tax frequent flyers and ban SUVs as part of Covid recovery, The Guardian, Sept 10th

Laville, S (2020b), Air pollution a cause in girl’s death, coroner rules in landmark case, The Guardian, Dec 16th

Lieu, G (2019), 007: Synergies from Improved Cycling-Transit Integration: Towards an integrated urban mobility system, Cycling Research Review, June 17th

Mattioili, G et al (2020), The political economy of car dependence: A systems of provision approach, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 66, August , 101486

Milmann, O (2020), How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate, The Guardian, Sept 1st

Ritchie, H (2020), Emissions by sector, Our World in Data

Simms, A (2020), Viewpoint: It’s time to end our love affair with cars, BBC Ideas – Sustainable thinking, Sept 22nd

Topham, G (2020), Chancellor announces £27bn for roadbuilding in budget, The Guardian, Mar 11th

Transport for London (2020), Travel in London – Report 13 [pdf]

Wainwright, O (2021), Bulldoze the high street and build a giant park: is Stockton the future of Britain?, The Guardian, Feb 11th

Ian Walker on driving behaviours and how to change them

Walker, P (2021), ‘Inactivity is an ongoing pandemic’: the life-saving impact of moving your body, The Guardian, Feb 6th

Whittle, N (2020), Welcome to the 15-minute city, Financial Times, July 17th


The War on Cars [podcast]

Leicester Coffee House

BBC World Service (2021), How can we live with the SUV?, The Climate Question, Jan 24th

ONS (2019), Percentage of households with cars by income group, tenure and household composition: Table A47

Reuters (2021), Boeing says it will make planes able to fly on 100% biofuel by 2030, The Guardian, Jan 23rd

Taylor, M (2020), Air pollution roars back in parts of UK, raising Covid fears, The Guardian, Dec 10th

Topham, G and Partington, R (2020), Britain’s rail passengers face 1.6% January fare rise despite Covid crisis, The Guardian, Aug 19th

Walker, P (2021), Removed London bike lane blocked by parked cars most of the time – study, the Guardian, Jan 1st