WIT Press


Sustainable Urban Transportation Development: A Modelling Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030211

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

467.29 kb

Author(s)

M.F.A.M. van Maarseveen & M.H.P. Zuidgeest

Abstract

Sustainable urban transportation development: a modelling approach M.F.A.M. van Maarseveen & M.H.P. Zuidgeest Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Abstract Transportation networks are complex systems and the study of their efficient operation, often through some outside intervention, has attracted much interest from transportation professionals. This increased interest for mobility and accessibility options in the framework of sustainable development inspired the authors to develop a quantitative approach for internalising sustainability constraints in a transportation planning context. Some preliminary results are discussed in this paper. First, some conceptual ideas on sustainable urban transportation development are presented as well as the general structure of a dynamic optimisation model. This model characterizes the changing states of system capacity and allowable traffic volume as a result of investment in infrastructure (like construction and maintenance

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