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Special Issue "Selected Problems Arising in the Development of Sustainable Transport Systems"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 February 2024 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editor

Department Transport Systems, Traffic Engineering and Logistics, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Krasińskiego Str. 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
Interests: sustainable transport; electromobility; travel behavior; environmentally friendly transport solutions; traffic engineering; traffic flow measurement; analysis and prognosis; transport systems modeling; optimization of transport networks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable development should be based on the identification of needs, taking the limited amount of natural resources into account and initiating technological development. The growth of cities is strongly linked to how transport systems functions. The choices made by the traveling population pertaining to how one travels, by what means of transport, by which transfer routes, etc., globally translate into the negative impact of transportation which takes diverse forms, but is primarily in the form of the emission of harmful substances, noise and the resulting traffic obstructions caused by congestion. In line with guidelines (from the European Union, among others), minimisation of the negative environmental impact of transportation cannot be pursued through limiting mobility, but rather through the efficient utilisation of natural resources. The task of improving transport systems to achieve sustainable mobility requires an adequate information transfer as well as systems capable of supporting the integration of operations.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present, exchange and compare various practical solutions on how to organize and improve transport systems in regard to sustainable development.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The evaluation of transport systems;
  • Environmentally friendly solutions for transportation;
  • Intelligent solutions for transportation;
  • Optimization of energy usage in transport networks;
  • Urban planning and strategies related to transport systems;
  • Modal split of traffic;
  • Pedestrian zones;
  • 15-minute cities;
  • Public transport optimization;
  • Sharing mobility services;
  • Electromobility;
  • The external cost of transport.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Grzegorz Sierpiński
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sustainable transport
  • environmentally friendly solutions
  • urban planning
  • intelligent transport systems

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