Title

A MODELING FRAMEWORK FOR IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

planning - environmental impact, land use - impacts, ridership - commuting, policy - environment, place - europe, place - urban

Keywords

Urban transportation, Telematics, Software, Pollutants, Italy, Intracity transportation, European Commission, Environmental impacts, Environmental effects, Energy utilization, Energy consumption, Emissions, Automotive telematics

Abstract

An integrated software tool environment is presented, and a methodology is proposed for the operational support of the local authority, for analysis of the impact of transport measures in terms of network energy consumption and pollutant emissions. It is based on work done by the European Union within the SAVE program (specific actions for vigorous energy efficiency) -- Slam project (supporting local authorities methodology). As background, the Slam project is described, with the principal aspects and needs of environmental and traffic network management. The central section defines a methodology able to support technicians in recognizing the traffic asset and decision makers in evaluating interventions on urban transport infrastructures or technological systems. The role of the different models and their interactions with the transport telematics services currently active on the Florence (Italy) network is discussed. Lastly, the procedure for calculating the traffic impacts on energy consumption is described with the help of a test case, the evaluation of a dedicated bus corridor in Florence.

Comments

Transportation Research Part D Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13619209