Special Issue "Sustainable Development of Urban Mobility through Active Travel and Public Transport"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 10933
Interests: individual perspectives; perceived accessibility; walkability; sustainable travel; wellbeing
A sustainable development of urban transportation relies on our ability to offer citizens reliant and attractive alternatives to car travel, such as efficient and appealing public transport services, alongside an urban environment that is stimulating for active travel alternatives, such as walking and cycling. Traditionally, transportation research and planning has focused on optimizing the efficiency of urban transport systems, relying heavily on travel times and costs as the main drivers for making public transport systems attractive to citizens. Active travel modes have only recently been given an apposite focus in urban mobility research, and still there is much to learn about how we can better understand and promote integrated urban and transport planning in order to enhance liveable and attractive travel environments that encourage multiple types of sustainable travel behaviour. Moreover, when planning and designing active and public transport systems within existing and complex urban environments, we also need to take into consideration the diversity of citizens living in these areas. Thus, a greater focus on the needs and priorities of different travelers is necessary for a successful and all-inclusive sustainable transport system that encourages sustainable travel behaviour.
The focus of this Special Issue is to illuminate insights into successful and innovative solutions and developments of urban mobility towards a transition to sustainable travel by active or/and public transport modes. We welcome high-standard original empirical papers, including case studies, methodological papers, and review papers that shed a light on current issues and solutions related to the development of urban mobility through active and public transport travel, such as exploring factors promoting active and public transport behaviour, urban mobility related to individual perceptions, planning practices, the built environment design or the transport system or mode per se. Studies including underresearched areas and/or vulnerable populations are especially encouraged. We also welcome interdisciplinary perspectives. The recent increase in active travel—much due to the COVID-19 pandemic—also brings up new important questions regarding key factors of travel mode choice towards sustainable travel behaviour and of new ways of living in close proximity to home.
Potential topics of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Promotors for active travel behaviour;
- Active and public transport planning;
- Land-use development and urban design;
- Accessibility and equity in urban sustainable mobility;
- Walkability and bikeability in urban environments;
- Urban form and sustainable transport;
- Urban and transport-related social outcomes such as wellbeing and quality of life.
This Special Issue will contribute to existing interdisciplinary knowledge on facilitators and consequences related to sustainable urban mobility and liveable built environments.
Dr. Katrin Lättman
Dr. Noriko Otsuka
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban mobility
- travel behaviour
- active travel
- public transport
- interdisciplinary perspectives