The speed of transportation

There is an alternative to reducing the volume of transportation. We may reduce the necessary speed of transportation, at least in the case of goods transportation.

By reducing the necessary speed of transportation we could move more goods from air and truck to railway and ship, which would reduce the energy needed for transportation.

Transportation is part of industrial and trade systems, and in order to transform transportation we will need to expand the system of transportation to the systems that create the need for transportation.

Sunday, September 06, 2009 by Mats Larsson