* * * Full report here: http://worldtransportjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/25.3-Final-opt.pdf
In the very first issue of this journal (volume 1, number 1, 1995) we published 8 articles that are still as relevant today as they were in 1995. They discuss some of the most important themes in what we would now call sustainable transport, liveable cities or active travel. All the articles are well worth re-reading and using in the debate around zero carbon transport. The article by Professor Helmut Holzapfel “Violence and the car” raised an important issue that still goes unrecognised in the discussion around transport, cars, subsidy, road building and the promotion of a technology that rings with it serious societal, behavioural and psychological disturbances.
Holzapfel insights are dramatic and identify the need for an entirely new transport and mobility paradigm. He says: