Bases for Building a Sustainability Indicator System for Transport

  • Alfredo Tolón-Becerra
  • Isabel Otero-Pastor
  • Pedro Pérez
  • Alejandra Ezquerra-Canalejo
  • Xavier Lastra-Bravo
Conference paper
Part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 17)


The globalization of sustainable development requires the use of transferable indicator systems which help in finding a balanced solution to the conflicts between the objectives of economic, environmental and social sustainability. This paper serves as a methodological basis for building an indicator system, in phases, which enables
  • The assessment and follow-up of the sustainability of the transport sector in its threefold dimension: economic, environmental and social

  • The synchronic and diachronic comparison of the indicators

  • Setting critical and desirable threshold values and objective values for realistic progress towards those desirable values


Transport Sector Indicator System Road Accident European Environment Agency Transport Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Tolón-Becerra
    • 1
  • Isabel Otero-Pastor
    • 2
  • Pedro Pérez
    • 2
  • Alejandra Ezquerra-Canalejo
    • 2
  • Xavier Lastra-Bravo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ProjectsUniversity of AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain
  2. 2.TRANSyT (Transport Investigation Centre)Polytechnic University of MadridMadridSpain

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