Public awareness and behaviour
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Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 040
Policy issue: Raise public awareness and knowledge and improve transport behaviour
The environmental effects of transport are of major and increasing public concern. Various countries undertake awareness-raising campaigns and training programmes.
Improvements in public transport and better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists are stated as priorities in public surveys. However, pricing measures to restrain car use appear to receive little public support.
The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) reports that behavioural changes have a large potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Unfortunately public awareness does not always result in the desired changes in mobility behaviour. Strong incentives are needed.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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