Policy     Economics     Technologies

Bus and coach transport for greening mobility

Contribution to the European Bus and Coach Forum 2011

Coach cars: a low carbon transport mode
On October 20th 2011, the 7th European Bus and Coach Forum took place in Kortrijk, Belgium, organised by the International Road transport Union (IRU). The subject of this conference was sustainable transport. Huib van Essen  gave the key-note speech of this conference and also contributed a paper. He pointed out that coach transport is relatively environmently friendly, compared to other modes of transport, but that it does not receive much attention from policy makers. In the 2011 White Paper on Transport from the European Commission, coach and bus transport are hardly mentioned, while the CO2 emissions of a journey by coach is as low as the same journey by electric intercity train. The paper also discusses options for further greening bus & coach transport as well as policy strategies for increasing the share of these collective passenger transport modes.


Huib van Essen
Anouk van Grinsven

Delft, October 2011


Tweets by @cedelft

Press release - ITS Market Watch: Valuable insights from 4 case studies across Europe https://t.co/DsOKxNKeuM… https://t.co/ohIOjwq46l
23-11-2017 09:21

Press release - Strong EU-post-2020 CO2 regulations for cars and vans beneficial https://t.co/SyRhBQVHTR
21-11-2017 14:44

Column Frans Rooijers - Overdag, als niemand thuis is, schijnt de zon. "Frictie tussen zomer en winter" op Energiep… https://t.co/hxYYdo4JDG
15-11-2017 10:11

Rapport - Energiebesparing in verkeer en vervoer: factsheets ten behoeve van de Nationale Energieverkenning 2017 https://t.co/fW2zzVRkQp
25-10-2017 14:28

Rapport - #Biobased #plastics in a #circular #economy. Policy suggestions for biobased and biobased biodegradable p… https://t.co/nL8CksIC6F
25-10-2017 14:11