WIT Press


Equity Of Mobility In Sustainable Transportation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130932

Volume

179

Pages

11

Page Range

1091 - 1101

Published

2013

Size

69 kb

Author(s)

A. Savvides

Abstract

The paper examines issues of transport equity as they pertain to the efficiency of transport, its cost and people’s mobility levels. It is also concerned with accessibility to transport for the greatest possible number of people, which together with transport equality leads to seeking fairness in mobility and accessibility levels across class, gender and disability. Moreover, the paper addresses aspects of transport equality with the goal of providing equal access to social and economic opportunity by looking into the provision of equal levels of access for all people to all places. Lastly, it delves on current concern in Cyprus about providing equal access to social and economic opportunity and it is centred on the issue of the \“spatial mismatch hypothesis” – a term coined by Professor John F. Kain in 1968 (Housing segregation, Negro employment, and metropolitan decentralization) which refers to the disconnection between the locations of housing and jobs suitable for lower-income people and which is examined in this paper in the broader context of urban transport for sustainable urban development. Keywords: equity, mobility, sustainable development, transportation planning, spatial mismatch.

Keywords

Keywords: equity, mobility, sustainable development, transportation planning, spatial mismatch.