Sustainable, smart, safe : a 3'S' approach towards a modern transportation system

Haque, Md. Mazharul, Debnath, Ashim K., & Chin, Hoong Chor (2010) Sustainable, smart, safe : a 3'S' approach towards a modern transportation system. In International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE) – The State of the Art, 12-14 December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.


Sustainability, smartness and safety are three sole components of a modern transportation system. The objective of this study is to introduce a modern transportation system in the light of a 3‘S’ approach: sustainable, smart and safe. In particular this paper studies the transportation system of Singapore to address how this system is progressing in this three-pronged approach towards a modern transportation system. While sustainability targets environmental justice and social equity without compromising economical efficiency, smartness incorporates qualities like automated sensing, processing and decision making, and action-taking into the transportation system. Since a system cannot be viable without being safe, the safety of the modern transportation system aims minimizing crash risks of all users including motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Various policy implications and technology applications inside the transportation system of Singapore are discussed to illustrate a modern transportation system within the framework of the 3‘S’ model.

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ID Code: 51234
Item Type: Conference Item (Keynote)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainability, Smart, Safe, Singapore
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2012 22:16
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 03:33

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