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Sustainability of the Urban Transport System under Changes in Weather and Road Conditions Affecting Vehicle Operation

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Department of Road Transport Operation, Industrial University of Tyumen, Volodarskogo Street, 625000 Tyumen, Russia
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Department of Environmental Economics, Ural Federal University, Mira Street, 19, 620002 Ekaterinburg, Russia
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Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, Insubria University of Varese, via G.B. Vico, 46, I-21100 Varese, Italy
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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 2052; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10062052
Received: 28 April 2018 / Revised: 14 June 2018 / Accepted: 14 June 2018 / Published: 16 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Travel Behaviour and Sustainable Transport of the Future)
The paper suggests a methodological approach for assessing the sustainability of the urban transport system. Parameters were selected for assessing the sustainability of the transport system and significant factors affecting sustainability were determined. Parameters of the sustainability of the system when changes in the weather and road conditions affect vehicle operation were estimated on the basis of the simulation modeling. An integral indicator of sustainability was introduced to evaluate the sustainability of the transport flow management subsystem and the methodological approach to its calculation was substantiated. The results from changing the parameters of the traffic flow were demonstrated in the case of a significant amount of precipitation and the constraints put on the movement of vehicles on the road infrastructure unit due to snow-removal operations and road traffic accidents. Also, the parameters of road traffic under the reconstruction of the main street of regulated traffic into a street of uninterrupted traffic were presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: transport system; sustainability; road traffic; transport model; operating conditions; snow-removal operations; vehicle transport system; sustainability; road traffic; transport model; operating conditions; snow-removal operations; vehicle
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Zakharov, D.; Magaril, E.; Rada, E.C. Sustainability of the Urban Transport System under Changes in Weather and Road Conditions Affecting Vehicle Operation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2052. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10062052

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Zakharov D, Magaril E, Rada EC. Sustainability of the Urban Transport System under Changes in Weather and Road Conditions Affecting Vehicle Operation. Sustainability. 2018; 10(6):2052. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10062052

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Zakharov, Dmitriy; Magaril, Elena; Rada, Elena C. 2018. "Sustainability of the Urban Transport System under Changes in Weather and Road Conditions Affecting Vehicle Operation" Sustainability 10, no. 6: 2052. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10062052

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