Special Issue "Challenges and Strategies for Sustainable Transportation and Traffic Safety"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Athanasios (Akis) Theofilatos
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School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: transport safety; statistical and econometric methods; machine learning; deep learning; traffic engineering; sustainable urban mobility
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Dr. Apostolos Ziakopoulos
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Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, GR-15773 Athens, Greece
Interests: traffic engineering; transport safety; crash analysis; statistical and econometric methods; spatial analyses; machine learning; data science
Dr. Ioanna Pagoni
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Guest Editor
Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, 82132 Chios, Greece
Interests: transportation system analysis; intelligent transport systems; demand modelling; travel behavior analysis; sustainable mobility
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a growing interest in sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable transportation. Several factors contribute to the great interest in the importance of these issues. There is also a huge need and enormous potential for improving road safety policies, practices, decision-making and strategies, in order to achieve a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system. Due to the recent trends towards alternative and sustainable urban mobility modes (e.g. e-scooters) as well as the introduction of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in future traffic, urban systems are expected to become even more complex. Hence, efforts by scholars and policy makers need to become more intense and be set under a framework. This Special Issue aims to present state-of-the-art research related to challenges and strategies for Sustainable Transportation and Traffic Safety.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic safety impact assessment of sustainability measures;
  • Cost-Benefit effects of sustainable safety interventions;
  • Policies for the integration of the dimension of sustainability in traffic safety interventions;
  • New data sources and KPIs for sustainable traffic safety;
  • Combining sustainability, traffic safety and smart urban mobility;
  • Impacts of new transport modes (e.g. e-scooters) on sustainable traffic safety;
  • Interactions between connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and road users;
  • Policies to promote sustainable and safe urban mobility;
  • Innovative mobility services (e.g. shared mobility, MaaS, micromobility) within sustainable and safe systems.

Dr. Athanasios (Akis) Theofilatos
Dr. Apostolos Ziakopoulos
Dr. Ioanna Pagoni
Guest Editors

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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  • transport data analytics
  • road/traffic safety
  • sustainability
  • urban mobility

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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