Sustainable transportation seeks to improve access to goods while simultaneously reducing environmental and social impacts.
According to reseach by A. Schafer titled, "The global demand for motorizedmobility," transport systems generate approximately one quarter of world energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Air pollutionis an unavoidable byproduct of the traditional fossil fuel poweredtransportation industry. According to the Intergovernmental Panel onClimate Change, greenhouse gas emissions from transport are increasingat a faster rate than any other energy using sector. Road transport is also a major contributor to local air pollution and smog.
Green transportation is defined by its low environmental impact. A trulysustainable transportation system makes a positive contribution to theenvironmental, social and economic sustainability of the communitiesthey serve.