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Sustainable transport infrastructure : perspectives for sustainable urban and transport development

Dur , Fatih, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2011) Sustainable transport infrastructure : perspectives for sustainable urban and transport development. In Green Technologies : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. IGI Global, New York, pp. 153-170.

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Abstract

Many economic, social and environmental sustainability problems associated with typical urban transportation systems have revealed the importance of three domains of action: vehicle, infrastructure and user. These domains need to be carefully reconsidered in search of a sustainable urban development path. Although intelligent transportation systems have contributed substantially to enhancing efficiency, safety and comfort of travel, questions related to users’ behaviors and preferences, which stimulate considerable environmental effects, still needed to be further examined. In this chapter, options for smart urban transportation infrastructure development and the technological means for achieving broader goals of sustainable communities and urban development are explored.

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ID Code: 54462
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Sustainability, Urban Transport Systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, Smart Urban Transport Infrastructure
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-472-1.ch112
ISBN: 9781609604738
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IGI Global
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 10:33
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 01:15

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