South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth

 

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dc.contributor.author Du Toit, Elsa Elizabeth en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-28T14:40:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-28T14:40:00Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Du Toit, E. 2000. South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10326
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The assumption that ownership of private motor vehicles as a right is questioned. This thesis is based on the hypothesis that in fact in the case of South Africa this will have many detrimental effects if allowed to continue. It is argued that for sustainable growth, other more attractive options exist. Developments in more developed countries are examined in order to prove that similar conclusions have been reached. The problem investigated in this thesis is therefore the non-sustainability of the continued growth of the private car population in South African urban centres. A literature survey was conducted on what other countries did with their transport problems but the same problem as in South Africa has not been encountered anywhere else in the world. South Africa therefore has a unique situation, which needs to be resolved in a unique way. There is increasing awareness elsewhere in the world that the causes of most of the problems experienced in the transport sector are deficiencies in the efficient operation of markets. Environmental costs are neglected or underestimated in transport prices. As a result, the individual transport user receives distorted price signals. Failure to respect economic principles results in waste, characterised in the transport sector by high accident rates, health problems, negative environmental impacts, financial constraints in the public transport sector and an increase in congestion that persist because users perceive them only indirectly. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Energy and Development Studies en_ZA
dc.title South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Du Toit, E. E. (2000). <i>South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10326 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Du Toit, Elsa Elizabeth. <i>"South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2000. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10326 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Du Toit EE. South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2000 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10326 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Du Toit, Elsa Elizabeth AB - The assumption that ownership of private motor vehicles as a right is questioned. This thesis is based on the hypothesis that in fact in the case of South Africa this will have many detrimental effects if allowed to continue. It is argued that for sustainable growth, other more attractive options exist. Developments in more developed countries are examined in order to prove that similar conclusions have been reached. The problem investigated in this thesis is therefore the non-sustainability of the continued growth of the private car population in South African urban centres. A literature survey was conducted on what other countries did with their transport problems but the same problem as in South Africa has not been encountered anywhere else in the world. South Africa therefore has a unique situation, which needs to be resolved in a unique way. There is increasing awareness elsewhere in the world that the causes of most of the problems experienced in the transport sector are deficiencies in the efficient operation of markets. Environmental costs are neglected or underestimated in transport prices. As a result, the individual transport user receives distorted price signals. Failure to respect economic principles results in waste, characterised in the transport sector by high accident rates, health problems, negative environmental impacts, financial constraints in the public transport sector and an increase in congestion that persist because users perceive them only indirectly. DA - 2000 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2000 T1 - South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth TI - South African road transport requirements for sustainable growth UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10326 ER - en_ZA


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