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Analysis of Sustainable Public Transportation and Mobility Recommendations for Montevideo and Parque Rodó Neighborhood

by 1,*,† and 1,2,†
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Universidad de la República, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
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South Ural State University, 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Smart Cities 2020, 3(2), 479-510; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities3020026
Received: 22 April 2020 / Revised: 21 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 1 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobility and IoT for the Smart Cities)
This article presents an analysis and characterization of recent sustainable initiatives developed for the public transportation of Montevideo, Uruguay. In addition, specific analysis and recommendations are proposed for the Parque Rodó neighborhood, based on a survey performed to people that commute to/from that area. The analysis considers the main concepts from related works, evaluating relevant quantitative (coverage, accessibility, affordability, etc.) and qualitative (public finance, integration, comfort and pleasure, etc.) indicators. Three sustainable public transportation initiatives are studied: electric bus, public bicycles, and electric scooters. Results of the analysis for each transportation mode suggest that the first initiatives focus on specific sectors of the population and should be improved in order to extend their accessibility and affordability. In turn, coverage must also be expanded. Regarding the analysis of the Parque Rodó neighborhood, results indicate that people are willing to perform the modal shift to more sustainable transportation modes, but several improvements are needed to improve the quality of service. All these aspects are considered in the proposed guidelines for a sustainable mobility plan in the area and also for suggestions and recommendations formulated to develop and improve sustainable mobility in Montevideo. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable mobility; public transportation; smart cities; mobility plan sustainable mobility; public transportation; smart cities; mobility plan
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Hipogrosso, S.; Nesmachnow, S. Analysis of Sustainable Public Transportation and Mobility Recommendations for Montevideo and Parque Rodó Neighborhood. Smart Cities 2020, 3, 479-510. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities3020026

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Hipogrosso S, Nesmachnow S. Analysis of Sustainable Public Transportation and Mobility Recommendations for Montevideo and Parque Rodó Neighborhood. Smart Cities. 2020; 3(2):479-510. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities3020026

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Hipogrosso, Silvina, and Sergio Nesmachnow. 2020. "Analysis of Sustainable Public Transportation and Mobility Recommendations for Montevideo and Parque Rodó Neighborhood" Smart Cities 3, no. 2: 479-510. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities3020026

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