Sustainable transport solution for a medium-sized town in Turkey-A case study


Muneer T., Celik A. N., Caliskan N.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY, vol.1, no.1, pp.29-37, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scs.2010.08.004
  • Journal Name: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-37
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The United Nations projects that 60% of the world's population will be living in urban areas by 2030. Cities account for 2% of the world's area but 75% of the world's energy consumption. For over a century, the automobile has offered affordable freedom of movement within urban areas. However, with the current vehicle population exceeding 850 million, almost all of which are powered by internal combustion engines this situation is becoming unsustainable.