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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Topic 17. Urban mobility for a better urban environment

  • IP0037 - Aerial cable transport as an efficient alternative to daily mobility
    Sandrine ROUSIC , Florence GIRAULT

    Aerial ropeway transport as a means of daily transport is an efficient and relevant solution for areas with steep slopes or urban breaks due to obstacles (rivers, railways, motorways, etc.). Indeed, the aerial cable transport system runs in its own right-of-way in its entirety (no interaction with surface modes of transport), and is thus free of road traffic congestion and performance losses associated [...]

  • IP0051 - An innovation in the field of participatory tools in France: Play-Mobile, a serious game at the intersection of urban road organization and mobility
    Marlene BOURGEOIS

    Low-carbon mobility transition is an imperative: it is also a feat to accomplish for each territory which must activate multiple levers: behavior change incentives, implementation of mobility services, regulation, transport planning. And to achieve this, it is necessary to combine mobility and urban road organization skills that are scattered across different public administrations and territorial [...]

    Jaroslav MARTINEK

    The Czech Republic comes up with an ambitious project CYKLOVIZE2030 which aims to build a comprehensive and safe transport network for cyclists throughout the whole country. This network will: 1) take into account the travel needs of residents and provide travel space for active mobility modes; 2) provide connections to public transport stops, thus it will support multimodal transport system; 3) ensure [...]

  • IP0572 - Developing a High Performance Computing Framework for Simulating and Reducing Urban Air Pollution – The HiDALGO Solution

    Bad air quality in many cities results in 3 millions premature deaths worldwide per year according to WHO reports and more than 70.000 deaths across EU-28. One of the most severe pollutant is NO2 of which main producer is the vehicular traffic. EC introduced assessment methods of exposure measurements and set up policies for ensuring citizens with clean air. Since the implementation of the Directive [...]

    Petr SOUCEK

    There are 14 road bridges across the Vltava river in the historic city of Prague. Besides the famous medieval Charles Bridge, all of them serve both public transport (trams or/and buses) and individual car traffic. When a new urban development was planned close to the city centre, a need for a new bridge connection across the river arose. Prague municipality decided to exclude individual car transport [...]

  • IP0525 - Environmental impact of the environment on the availability of functions in the city
    Jakub TAKÁCS

    Accessibility, as one of the attributes of sustainable mobility, is currently taken into account primarily from a time point of view. This allows us to use this type of availability for all means of transport on the road network. Boundary conditions in modelling are set to account for time or length. When we start to look at accessibility not only from a temporal perspective but also from an environmental [...]

  • IP0526 - Evaluation and optimization of services provided by vegetation

    The greening of cities is becoming an increasingly developing practice to mitigate the consequences of climate change. Indeed, it is in the urban environment, where the concentration of the population is the greatest, that the consequences of climate change are felt the most. Urbanization is thus responsible, among other things, for the increase in environmental pollution, the perceived temperature [...]

  • IP0592 - Evaluation of electric kick scooters and unicycles as alternative transportation modes for daily trips in France
    Christophe RAMOND

    In France, the transportation sector is responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, three quarters of nationwide home-work trips are made by cars. This represents a challenge on how to reduce the associated emissions and an opportunity to promote cleaner modes of transport, for example e-mobility options such as electric kick scooters or self-balancing unicycles. The Mobiprox observatory [...]

  • IP0734 - Improvement of urban mobility in the city of Abidjan

    The city of Abidjan, with a population of more than 5.6 million inhabitants (INS, 2022), like all major metropolises in the world, faces difficult mobility conditions due to congestion, accidents, pollution, travel costs, etc. In order to provide a rapid but sustainable and integrated response to the improvement of mobility in the city of Abidjan, solutions are developed by the authority of urban [...]

  • IP0629 - Measures to support 30 km/h the speed limit in cities
    Hinko VAN GEELEN

    European cities continue to follow the trend of generalizing the 30 km/h speed limit in cities. Brussels is one of the first major cities to adapt this speed limit, called “City 30”, after Bilbao. Paris is following this trend from 1 August 2021, as are Montpelier and many other French cities. The “City 30” consists of establishing a speed limit of 30 km/h as the norm in urban areas (generally [...]

  • IP0132 - Paradigm shift in transport planning and road design for a better urban environment - achieving climate protection goals and tackling climate change
    Juergen GERLACH

    Climate protection is probably one of the most important tasks of this and the following decade and is of immense importance for the preservation of living conditions and for a good quality of life for present and future generations. If no decisive action is taken now, the basis of life with the fulfilment of needs of present and future generations will be extremely endangered. The "R Climate - Recommendations [...]

  • IP0507 - Sustainable parking, better public spaces
    Alvaro Joaquin MERIDA

    Parking defined as the physical space of public or private property that occupies a vehicle destined to the permanence of these, represents, currently, a scarce good for people who inhabit different cities around the world. The availability of a space for the parking of vehicles will be subject, among other variables, to the number of vehicles that exist in a city, to the existing vehicular flow [...]

  • IP0170 - The potential for Smart Roads to have a positive impact upon the safety of vulnerable road users.
    Abhinav VIDYARTHI

    The function of roads is to facilitate the movement of traffic to support vital economic, cultural, and social activity. They increase accessibility and connectivity. Their use is framed by regulation as well as physical geometry and the expectations of those who use them. However, despite their obvious utility, roads also enable a wide variety of people, vehicles, conveyances, and objects that, due [...]

    Carline JOSEPH DUVAL

    The Haitian mobility system often presents itself in an alarmist way. Indeed, the weakness of institutions, the lack of regulatory framework in the transport sector as well as the socio-economic and political crises of the last forty years have strongly contributed to the poor development of an accessible and sustainable mobility offer. In the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince (AMP), territorial [...]