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The Use Of Environment Friendly Public Transport System In Historical Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000351

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,147 kb

Author(s)

M. Pitsiava-Latinopoulou, S. Basbas, K. Nikolaou & G. Toskas

Abstract

The use of environment friendly public transport system in historical urban areas M.Pitsiava-Latinopoulou*, S.Basbas^, K.Nikolaou^ & G.Toskas^ ^Faculty of Civil Engineering, A. U. Th, Greece Faculty of Rural and Surveying Engineering, A. U. Th, Greece Abstract Traffic management measures in urban areas with high density of historical and cultural land uses were recently designed and implemented at major Greek cities. Among these measures, special attention was given to measures which led to the improvement of the level of accessibility of the land use system by using the public transport system. Within the framework of this paper, the introduction of environment friendly public transport system, and more specifically of minibuses, is examined. This specific measure was designed for two of the most historical urban areas in Greece: the area of the old city of Thessaloniki (area of Ano Poli) and the old city of the Rhodes island. Minibuses were proposed to replace the conventional

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