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Metropolitan Dynamics, Travel Behaviour And The Importance Of New Urban Policies To Achieve Sustainable Mobility: A Local Perspective

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030491

Volume

64

Pages

11

Published

2003

Size

605.56 kb

Author(s)

L. Breda-Vázquez & P. Ribeiro-Ramos

Abstract

Metropolitan dynamics, travel behaviour and the importance of new urban policies to achieve sustainable mobility: a local perspective I. Breda-Vhzquez & P. Riberio-Ramos University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Portugal Abstract The impact of land use and transport systems on mobility patterns has been widely debated, where the danger of a strictly sectarian versus comprehensive approach to transport policies is highlighted. This paper explores issues of transportlland use integration, through a case study of a Portuguese metropolitan area. It analyses the emerging complexity and diversity of metropolitan development and mobility patterns, and emphasizes the crucial role of spatial planning strategies to provide sustainable mobility. The first part of the paper outlines the most important characteristics and trends of the spatial organization of an urban agglomeration in Portugal, the Metropolitan Area of Porto. These trends have assumed a determinative role in the design of spatial mobili

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