Faster, Cheaper, Cleaner - Assessing Urban Mobility

Gonçalo Salazar, João Pedro Silva, Bernardo Ribeiro


This work aims at systematically characterizing urban mobility. There are several possible approaches to the problem but this work focus on reducing commuting times and emissions using the current infrastructures and without increasing the cost to the end user and doing so in an effective and sustainable way. A set of pairs of destinations and origins was chosen to represent usual commutes and cover a significant area of a city. These locations were connected by car, motorcycle, public transportation, cycling and walking. The routes were performed in both directions at three different times of day which allowed for a better understanding of daily traffic variations. For each route and for each mode of transportation the route and time taken were collected and the emissions and cost were estimated . The data was treated to adjust the route and gradient difference between the collected data and actual roads. Measurements and estimates were compared and averaged for all the routes and for each means of transportation providing an overall view of the commutes. The different means of transportation were compared and the limit to which one mode has the advantage over another was evaluated, this advantage is however dependent on the chosen route.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Salazar G., Silva J. and Ribeiro B. (2015). Faster, Cheaper, Cleaner - Assessing Urban Mobility . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-105-2, pages 43-48. DOI: 10.5220/0005446900430048

in Bibtex Style

author={Gonçalo Salazar and João Pedro Silva and Bernardo Ribeiro},
title={Faster, Cheaper, Cleaner - Assessing Urban Mobility},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Faster, Cheaper, Cleaner - Assessing Urban Mobility
SN - 978-989-758-105-2
AU - Salazar G.
AU - Silva J.
AU - Ribeiro B.
PY - 2015
SP - 43
EP - 48
DO - 10.5220/0005446900430048