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Development of a Tool to Assess Urban Transport Sustainability – The Case of Swedish Cities

Olofsson, Zsuzsanna LU ; Winslott Hiselius, Lena LU and Varhelyi, Andras LU (2016) In International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 10 (7). p.645-656
Abstract
This paper presents a framework and a tool to assess transport sustainability in Swedish cities that was developed for and together with some cities in Sweden in strong cooperation with the researchers. The tool, called the Transport Sustainability Barometer (TSB), includes a set of hierarchical indicators to measure sustainability in respect to Efficiency, Accessibility, Safety, Liveability, Emissions, and Resource use. The novelty of the TSB is that it proposes the use of both objectively and subjectively measurable indicators, i.e., how the population perceives sustainability of transport, their satisfaction with the transport system, and its effects on the economy, the environment, and social issues. This paper also presents the... (More)
This paper presents a framework and a tool to assess transport sustainability in Swedish cities that was developed for and together with some cities in Sweden in strong cooperation with the researchers. The tool, called the Transport Sustainability Barometer (TSB), includes a set of hierarchical indicators to measure sustainability in respect to Efficiency, Accessibility, Safety, Liveability, Emissions, and Resource use. The novelty of the TSB is that it proposes the use of both objectively and subjectively measurable indicators, i.e., how the population perceives sustainability of transport, their satisfaction with the transport system, and its effects on the economy, the environment, and social issues. This paper also presents the application of the tool in a city in Sweden. (Less)
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monitoring sustainability, objective indicators, subjective indicators, sustainablity of urban transport
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International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
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12 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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1556-8334
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10.1080/15568318.2015.1055535
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  abstract     = {This paper presents a framework and a tool to assess transport sustainability in Swedish cities that was developed for and together with some cities in Sweden in strong cooperation with the researchers. The tool, called the Transport Sustainability Barometer (TSB), includes a set of hierarchical indicators to measure sustainability in respect to Efficiency, Accessibility, Safety, Liveability, Emissions, and Resource use. The novelty of the TSB is that it proposes the use of both objectively and subjectively measurable indicators, i.e., how the population perceives sustainability of transport, their satisfaction with the transport system, and its effects on the economy, the environment, and social issues. This paper also presents the application of the tool in a city in Sweden.},
  author       = {Olofsson, Zsuzsanna and Winslott Hiselius, Lena and Varhelyi, Andras},
  issn         = {1556-8334},
  keyword      = {monitoring sustainability,objective indicators,subjective indicators,sustainablity of urban transport},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {645--656},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Sustainable Transportation},
  title        = {Development of a Tool to Assess Urban Transport Sustainability – The Case of Swedish Cities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2015.1055535},
  volume       = {10 },
  year         = {2016},
}