Conference proceedings: Towards more sustainable freight transport
The conclusions set out here reflect discussions held at a conference on how to achieve sustainable freight transport in Europe, and map a way forward to that goal.
‘Towards more sustainable freight transport’ was held within the framework of T&E’s project‘Freight: From Road to Rail’. This is a three-year fact-finding and awareness- raising project ondevelopments in freight transport over the past 30 years. During this period, the railways have continually lost not only market share but also transport volume, while overall transport has increased by a factor of three and road freight transport has become the dominant transport mode. At the same time, the negative impacts of this development have become obvious and politicalopinion has started to favour more freight transport by rail. However, this has not yet happened.