Special Issue "Sustainable Road Transportation Planning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: sustainable transportation planning; transport demand management; urban public transportation
Sustainable road transportation refers to the broad subject of transportation providing services for both passengers and goods while respecting social, environmental and economic standards. Therefore, sustainability in road transport is a multifaceted topic, ranging from infrastructure to vehicles, covering technological, construction and regulatory elements. However, road transportation faces nowadays a number of threats, such as increasing demand, air pollution, GHG emissions, noise, land occupation, accidents, etc. At the same time ICT technologies could provide new opportunities for action, like digitalization, sharing economy, automation, etc. As a consequence, there is a need for integrated and sustainable planning to fully meet the challenges deliver synergies, minimize rebound effects, and achieve a higher level of socioeconomic co-benefits
With this holistic vision, this Special Issue focuses on the planning side of road transport. It calls for papers on planning methodologies, actions, and techniques to mitigate sustainability impacts. They could be related to infrastructure planning, better use of road capacity by different modes, behavioral changes to promote soft modes and reduce the need to travel, demand management measures, as well as the technical and technological instruments to facilitate those actions.
In this context, we are calling scholars and practitioners to contribute to this Special Issue of the journal Sustainability with the aim to achieve an integrated, more efficient and sustainable transportation system.
All modes of road transport (i.e., auto mobility, public transportation, cycling and walking) and all types of users, vehicles, infrastructures and services are considered in this Special Issue. Some of the topics of interest are (not exhaustive):
- Efficient network planning
- Congestion and speed control
- Eco-driving and eco-routing
- ICT and ITS tools and applications
- Travel behavior
- TDM, car occupancy/car-pooling, parking control
- Road emissions and environmental impacts
- Pricing and toll roads
- Evaluation and assessment methods
Other related topics regarding road sustainable transportation for GHG reduction are also welcome. Articles that define terms, offer systematic assessments, methodologically generalizable, empirically based, and offer practical guidance to decision makers are particularly encouraged.Prof. Andrés Monzón
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.
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- Sustainable road transportation
- Road traffic and congestion
- Demand management
- ICT tools for greener travel decisions
- Road planning, regulation and pricing