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Special Issue "Sustainable Transportation for Sustainable Cities"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Daniel Albalate

Departament d’Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada; Facultat d’Economia i Empresa, Universitat de Barcelona
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Interests: transport policy; infrastructure; policy evaluation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cities worldwide face increasingly unsustainable mobility patterns as they become more dependent on the car. Urban transport becomes an essential challenge for local policy makers needing innovative policies sustained and supported by scientific research evidence that might help in the fight against traffic congestion, environmental degradation, climate change and health and safety perils. This Special Issue includes academic works providing evidence on new paradigms of sustainable transportation policy for cities. Sustainable transportation covers environmental, social and economic dimensions and require a multi-disciplinary approach to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances leading to more sustainable cities. A variety of topics and policy measures are welcome: reduction of fossil fuels’ dependence, promotion of renewal and regenerated energy technology—as electric vehicles and their challenges and opportunities—regulation and planning, provision of new transportation modes, collaborative and shared economy initiatives, etc. The issue aims to encourage an informed and rigorous debate on sustainable mobility and transport policies in cities.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Albalate
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Mobility
  • Cities
  • Transport Policy

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Research

Open AccessArticle Identification of Inelastic Subway Trips Based on Weekly Station Sequence Data: An Example from the Beijing Subway
Sustainability 2018, 10(12), 4725; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124725
Received: 6 December 2018 / Accepted: 10 December 2018 / Published: 11 December 2018
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Abstract
Urban rail transit has become an indispensable option for Beijing residents. Subway inelastic users (SIUs) are the main component among all users. Understanding the proportion of SIUs and their characteristics is important in developing service promotions and helpful for subway agencies in making
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Urban rail transit has become an indispensable option for Beijing residents. Subway inelastic users (SIUs) are the main component among all users. Understanding the proportion of SIUs and their characteristics is important in developing service promotions and helpful for subway agencies in making marketing policies. This paper proposes a novel and simple identification process for identifying regular subway inelastic trips (SITs) in order to distinguish SITs and non-SITs and extract their characteristics. Weekly station sequence (WSS) is selected as the data-based format, principles of SIUs are discussed and chosen, and the framework of SIT identification is applied to a large weekly sample from the Beijing Subway. A revealed preference (RP) survey and results analysis are undertaken to estimate the performance of the proposed methods. The RP survey validation shows that accuracy reaches as high as 94%, and the distribution analysis of SITs and their origin-destinations (ODs) indicate that the SIT characteristics extracted are consistent with the situation in Beijing. The proportion of SIUs is stable on workdays and is more than 80% during rush hour. The efforts described in this paper can provide subway managers with a useful and convenient method to understand the characteristics of subway passengers and the performance of a subway system. Full article
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