Milieu, economie en emancipatie: een moeizame vervoer- en verkeersrelatie

M.J. Dijst, H. Rosenboom

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Environment, economics and emancipation: a problematic transport and traffic relation
The environment is the most important constraint for life on earth. To manage the environment and to sustain economic and social developments are two sides of the same medal, which is called 'sustainable environment'. In this article the consequences for mobility of the developments on the labour market and the emancipation of women in society are investigated.
The environment imposes limitations on these mobility needs.
The development of a labour market of high quality results in larger commuter distances by car and in a lesser degree by public transport. This is harmful to the environment. In general, dual earners and employed singles work closer to their homes than traditional households with only one wage-earner, which is in contradiction with the interests of the economy.
Two strategic alternative solutions of the tensions between the mobility interests of the environment, dual-earning households and working singles and the labour market are elaborated.
These alternatives differ in the scale on which relationships between companies, offices and households take place. What scale of physical planning meets best the needs of a 'substainable environment', is the question under discussion.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)469-484
Number of pages16
JournalTijdschrift voor vervoerswetenschap
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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