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Research Methods in Modern Urban Transportation Systems and Networks

  • Demonstrates and discusses research methods and solutions currently used in urban transport networks and systems

  • Presents recent research methods and solutions used in urban transport networks and systems, with special emphasis on the methods used in the spheres of urban safety and urban behavior, as well as eco-friendly solutions

  • Focuses on environmentally friendly solutions such as take air quality into account while considering the impact of the atmospheric emission from urban road traffic, or the Maja multi-criteria method for assessment of operation of vehicles with different power transmission systems in the urban environment, a life-cycle costing decision-making methodology, as well as an urban intersection design method which enables modeling and analysis for a circular city

  • Provides special attention to research methods related to urban safety and human behavior in the urban environment

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (LNNS, volume 207)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Life-Cycle Costing Decision-Making Methodology and Urban Intersection Design: Modelling and Analysis for a Circular City

    • Orazio Giuffrè, Anna Granà, Tullio Giuffrè, Francesco Acuto, Anthony Lo Pinto
    Pages 59-86
  3. Factors Affecting the Choice of Transportation for School Trips

    • Firas Alrawi, Faisal A. Mohammed
    Pages 105-115
  4. Research on Parents’ Attitude Towards Children Safe Transportation: The Cross-Sectional Survey Method

    • Iryna Tkachenko, Andrii Galkin, Davide Shingo Usami, Veronica Sgarra, Luca Persia
    Pages 117-127
  5. Speed-Related Surrogate Measures of Road Safety Based on Floating Car Data

    • Jiří Ambros, Chris Jurewicz, Anna Chevalier, Veronika Valentová
    Pages 129-144
  6. Unsafe Driving Behaviours at Single-Lane Roundabouts: Empirical Evidence from CHAID Method

    • Natalia Distefano, Giulia Pulvirenti, Salvatore Leonardi, Tomaž Tollazzi
    Pages 145-163
  7. Naturalistic Driving Study: Methodological Aspects and Exemplary Analysis of a Long Roadwork Zone

    • Anton Pashkevich, Jacek Bartusiak, Tomasz E. Burghardt, Matúš Šucha
    Pages 165-183

About this book

This book presents many valuable research methods useful in conducting research in modern urban transportation systems and networks. The knowledge base in practical examples, as well as the decision support methods described in this book, is of interest to people who face the challenge of searching for solutions to the problems of contemporary transport networks and systems on a daily basis. The book is therefore addressed to local authorities related to the planning and development of strategies for selected areas with regard to transport (both in the urban and regional dimensions) and to representatives of business and industry, as people directly involved in the implementation of urban transportation systems and networks solutions. The methods contained in individual chapters of the book allow to look at a given problem in an advanced way and facilitate the selection of the appropriate strategy (e.g., in relation to the air quality in considering the impact of the atmospheric emission from the urban road traffic, the role of incentive programs in promoting the purchase of electric cars, life-cycle costing decision-making methodology and urban intersection design, but also in assessing the impact of the socio-financial conditions on the bike-sharing system operation and its implementation in medium-sized cities, etc.). In turn, due to the new approach to theoretical models (including comparison methods of driving errors in a single-lane and multi-lane roundabouts, methods of parking measurements, methods of ensuring the technical readiness of transport companies fleet due to the region's capabilities as well as speed-related surrogate measures of road safety based on floating car data), the book is also of interest to scientists and researchers carrying out research in this area.

Keywords

  • Transport Systems
  • Transport Networks
  • Urban Transport
  • Safety Systems
  • Pedestrian Networks
  • Road Traffic Networks

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

    Elżbieta Macioszek, Grzegorz Sierpiński

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eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-71708-7
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  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 199.99
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