Public awareness and behaviour

Indicator Fact Sheet
Prod-ID: IND-242-en
Also known as: TERM 040
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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

Generic metadata



DPSIR: Response


Indicator codes
  • TERM 040

Policy issue:  Raise public awareness and knowledge and improve transport behaviour


Key assessment

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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