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Urban transport XVI : urban transport and the environment in the 21st century

Author: A Pratelli; et al
Publisher: Southampton : WIT, 2010.
Series: WIT transactions on the built environment, 111.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems in general and the need for a healthier environment has led to an increased level of research around the world. This is reflected in the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Pratelli; et al
ISBN: 9781845644567 1845644565
OCLC Number: 732330650
Notes: Sixteenth International Conference on Urban Transport and Environment, held in Limassol, Cyprus.
Description: 346 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Contents Section 1: Transport strategies A transport strategy for Portugal; Pedestrians' needs in the urban environment: the case of the city of Trikala, Greece; Costs and externalities of road transport in Portugal Section 2: Transport modelling and simulation Ant Colony Optimisation approaches for the transportation assignment problem; Small urban area transportation planningAn investigation of the variability of start-up lost times and departure headways at signalized intersections in urban areas Section 3: Transport safety and security Roundabout perception: review of standards and guidelines for advanced warning; The evacuation plan design under uncertain times of transportation;An information and cooperation portal for large public events in urban areas; Pedestrian risk perception in signalized street crossings Section 4: Public transport systems Suggestions toward quality improvement in public transportation service in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil; Optimisation of transit fares: a multimodal approach based on system and external costsDesign of urban public transport lines as a multiple criteria optimisation problem Section 5: Land use and transport integration Urban planning guidelines for a low carbon society: focus on urban transport; The expected role of railways in the economic development of Saudi Arabia Section 6: Environmental impact A model to estimate road transport emissions from the entire life cycle; Emission tests in city buses under real road conditions; Experimental investigation of combustion characteristics and emissions in a spark ignition engine fuelled with gas in lean operation; The study of urban track transportation environmental noise and vibration prevention: floating slab track of Taipei MRT; Effectiveness of mobility management in a transportation policy aimed at achieving the Kyoto Protocol - Kyoto project for studying an efficient car utilization Section 7: Rail transport strategies Model of connecting an airport by rail - case study: the city of Zagreb; Benefits of urban light rail trains: a perspective from Spain; The role of railway stations in increasing transport demand; Investigating the traction system in trains Section 8: Infrastructure A comparison of the engineering properties of gap-graded and well-graded road bituminous mixtures; Petrographic assessment of re-textured road surface aggregates Section 9: Safety of users in road evacuation Special session chaired by Francesco Russo Dynamic approaches to demand model in evacuation conditions; A system of models for signal setting design of a signalized road network in evacuation conditions; A tool for tracing emergency vehicles during evacuation; Evaluation methods for evacuation planning
Series Title: WIT transactions on the built environment, 111.
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