Editorial: Identifying Building Blocks of Sustainable Transport – Lessons on External Effects from Both Sides of the Atlantic

  • Adriaan Perrels Government Institute of Economic Research VATT
  • Veli Himanen Government Institute of Economic Research VATT
  • Martin Lee-Gosselin Stella Focus Group 4, Univesité Laval


Environmental and social impact assessment are default elements of transport policy
preparation and transport project appraisal in many OECD countries. In the recent past
however, it has been realised that such an approach does not suffice. Instead of representing
possible limiting factors, the aims and principles of sustainable development are to be
regarded as the very point of departure for formulating transport policies, as is for example
formulated in the European Commission White Paper on Transport (COM, 2001). This has
consequences not only for policy formulation, but also for theresearch that is used to build
the evidence about the actual and potential impacts of transport systems.

How to Cite
PERRELS, Adriaan; HIMANEN, Veli; LEE-GOSSELIN, Martin. Editorial. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 4, sep. 2002. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/ejtir/article/view/3720>. Date accessed: 19 apr. 2019.