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Trends in Transport

Published Friday, June 5, 2015

Transport is a key driver of economic growth. It links people to their workplaces and connects businesses. It also affects health, the environment and societal wellbeing. This POSTnote looks at why transport is changing, outlines current trends across and within transport sectors and considers the planning of transport networks.

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Authors: Karla-Luise Herpoldt; Aaron Goater

Topics: Aviation, Buses, Climate change, Cycling, Energy, Railways, Research and innovation, Roads, Shipping

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