A Methodology to Assess the Contribution of the Land Use and Transport Systems to Sustainable Urban Mobility
Cecília Silva, Paulo Pinho, CITTA - Research Centre of Territory, Transport and Environment, University of Oporto, PT;
Aims to present a methodology of analysis of the potential of the land use & transport system in giving necessary conditions for sustainable urban mobility patterns, discussing potential and limitations from a theoretical and practical point of view.
The deterioration of urban mobility conditions, which have been threatening the quality of life and the competitiveness of urban areas, has lead to the recognisance of the need to strive for sustainability in urban mobility patterns. The integration of land use and transport policies has been frequently pointed out as a potential contribution for more sustainable mobility patterns. Nevertheless, in spite of the broad political and academic recognition for the need to integrate land use and transport policies to foster more sustainable mobility patterns, such integration is seldom put into practice. This can be imputed, in part, to the lack of policy design support tools for policy integration, in contrast to the abundance of tools for comparison of alternative policy strategies.
The aim of this paper is to present a methodology of analysis ? using cumulative opportunities accessibility measures ? of the potential of land use and transport systems to give the necessary conditions for sustainable passenger mobility patterns in urban areas. Furthermore, the potentials and limitations of this methodology will be discussed.
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