Special Issue "Sustainable Mobility: Social, Technological and Environmental Issues"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: transportation planning; transportation network design; simulation of transport systems; mass transit systems; external impacts of transportation systems; sustainable mobility; noise and air pollution; rail transportation; travel demand models; pricing; optimisation; equity in transport planning
Sustainable mobility is a central topic in almost all transport policy documents at different administrative levels. Indeed, for instance, in the case of the European Union, the White Paper of the European Commission (Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area—Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system) delineates the European transport policy until to 2050. In this document, the Commission identifies two main objectives that are strictly related to the promotion of sustainable mobility: i) the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by at least 60% by 2050 compared to 1990, and ii) to reduce the oil dependence of the European countries. At the same time, the document explicitly states that “Curbing mobility is not an option”, but provides some strategies for reaching the goals that are, primarily, related to sustainable mobility, from the use of low-carbon sustainable fuels and propulsion systems to the promotion of rail transport for both passengers and freight, from the use of smaller, lighter and more specialised road passenger vehicles in urban areas, to the use of ITS in real-time traffic management. Some objectives of this policy are very ambitious, such as the elimination of conventionally-fuelled cars in urban transport by 2050.
In light of these policy directions, this Special Issue wants to contribute to the debate, urging submissions of high-quality papers in the field of sustainable mobility. The objective is to give a comprehensive vision of the research in this field from different points of view, such as social, technological, environmental, and economic, by promoting interdisciplinary approaches. Indeed, the call for papers is addressed to researchers from different disciplines, such as engineering, architecture, town planning, economy, and the social sciences.
Prof. Mariano Gallo
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- sustainable mobility
- smart mobility
- social costs of transportation
- road traffic noise
- transport emissions
- transport equity
- social inclusion
- electric transport
- road safety
- rail transport
- transportation planning
- sustainable city
- ITS for sustainable mobility
- economic impacts
- autonomous sustainable vehicles
- solutions for developing countries
- global warming
- transport policy