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Apr 26, 2014

Of Sustainability and Transport integrated Urban Planning

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The model of sustainable transport takes the dimension of city transport as the basis for integrated planning. Transport infrastructure should be planned in the context of regional networks provided by modern transport technologies. It means acceptance of green technologies and vehicles that are energy efficient, clean and affordable. At the same time, mobility should mean connection to all parts of the cities, especially when it comes to public transportation.  This model also suggests a measurement design in human measures, specifically suggests the use of alternative types of transportation: bicycle and walking.  Socially is difficult acceptable to reduce greatly car traffic. So first, has to change public opinion, before be introduced through legal measures by the government. It takes the input of new infrastructure in the city that will refer to collective transport. Therefore most acceptable are underground structures that are expensive as an initial investment. Experts believe that the introduction of the subway and railways are an important factor for improving the collectivization of transport; about private automobiles, significant progress will be achieved if are set electric cars (hybrids, electric vehicles, etc...).

Transport determines the relationship between the size of the settlement and traffic behavior. There is growing use of traffic (due to suburbanization) in areas where the population is shrinking, while the increase in population (centralization) is strongly promoting public transport. Sustainable transport can therefore be viewed in two ways: by reducing travel or limiting the impact of the increased traffic flow by developing the capacity of the streets, the combined use of transport vehicles, change the transport modules and finally technological change in transport equipment.  Planners have the task to establish effective transportation in traditional urban forms. Transport infrastructure must be planned in the context of regional and national networks. 

Detailed analysis highlight the differences between urban size and travel for work and when not working. Traffic for coming to work in the rapidly growing areas reduces the number of population. This suggests that relatively small cities can provide satisfying certain needs and services, but only major centers in major cities provide various job opportunities. To reduce the use of vehicles and reduce the need for long journey can be made of peripheral relocating of various businesses. Finally the fundamental question is whether the policy should be conducted in terms of reducing travel or to limit the consequences it causes.

Sustainable transport is supported by a number of Western countries. In Britain began a trend of increasing public transport which provides energy efficiency to obtain certain privileges. City bus traffic in cities in the UK was privatized and it has a huge impact on the traffic flow. In this sense the profitability of a particular bus depends on the number of passengers. Increase in passengers and users of public transport go along with certain qualities. This includes the time needed to wait, time travel which directly depends on the length of the destination.

About Emilija Sofeska

Emilija Sofeska is a graduage engineer of architecture and has a Masters in architecture and urbanism in the field of sustainable urban planning. She has previously worked as a teaching assistant at the Department for the design of commercial and industrial buildings of Architecture Faculty in Skopje, R. Macedonia. She is constantly engaged in research work in the field of architecture and urbanism, which is followed, by numerous publications, public events and presentations. Connect with Emilija Sofeska on Archh