Theory, Evidence and Policy
Edited by Boelie Elzen, Frank W. Geels and Ken Green
7. Managing the transition to sustainable mobility René Kemp and Jan Rotmans INTRODUCTION This chapter examines the possibilities for achieving a transition to sustainable transport. It outlines and applies a new policy perspective, called transition management, developed by the authors for the Dutch government for managing the transition process to sustainable transport in a gradual, non-disruptive way. Because current policy has failed adequately to solve the mobility problem, there is a deﬁnite need for a new policy perspective that aims to develop structural, long-term solutions that oﬀer user beneﬁts and sustainability beneﬁts. Transition management employs an integrative and multi-scale framework for policy deliberation, choice of instruments and actions by individuals, private and public organizations and NGOs. It aims for long-term change through small steps informed by transition goals and sustainability visions. It is not an instrument but a perspective for government and society as a whole. The structure of the chapter is as follows. Section 2 oﬀers a discussion of the problems of transport. Section 3 introduces the transition concept and oﬀers a typology of transitions. Section 4 examines the governance aspect of transitions, discussing diﬀerent coordination methods and modes of governance. Section 5 describes the model of transition management, which is applied to passenger transport in Section 7 after a discussion of the current Dutch transport and mobility policy in Section 6. PROBLEMS RELATED TO TRANSPORT Transport suﬀers from a series of serious problems: congestion, pollution, traﬃc accidents leading to...
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