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Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia

  • Akimasa Fujiwara
  • Junyi Zhang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Junyi Zhang, Xuesong Feng, Akimasa Fujiwara
    Pages 65-86
  3. Junyi Zhang, Tao Feng, Akimasa Fujiwara
    Pages 87-111
  4. Makoto Tsukai, Makoto Okumura
    Pages 113-135
  5. Junyi Zhang, Gang Li, S. B. Nugroho, Akimasa Fujiwara
    Pages 137-166
  6. Lingling Wu, Junyi Zhang, Akimasa Fujiwara
    Pages 167-190
  7. Masashi Kuwano, Akimasa Fujiwara, Junyi Zhang, Makoto Tsukai
    Pages 191-210
  8. Junyi Zhang, Wonchul Kim, Akimasa Fujiwara
    Pages 237-263
  9. Makoto Chikaraishi, Akimasa Fujiwara, Junyi Zhang
    Pages 265-292

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to provide a good understanding of and perspective on sustainable transport in Asia by focusing on economic, environmental, and social sustainability. It is widely acknowledged that the current situation and trends in transport are not always sustainable in Asia, due in part to the fast-growing economy and the astounding speed of urbanization as well as least-mature governance. As essential research material, the book provides strong support for policy makers and planners by comprehensively covering three groups of strategies, characterized by the words “avoid” (e.g., urban form design and control of car ownership), “shift” (e.g., establishing comprehensive transportation systems and increasing public transportation systems for both intracity and intercity travel), and “improve” (e.g., redesign of paratransit system, low-emission vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and eco-life). These are elaborated in the book alongside consideration of the uncertainty of policy effects in the future. The book is also valuable for scholars and scientists because of the diverse methodologies presented and proposed herein. Among those are the four-step model with full feedback mechanisms, the bi-level programming model with sustainability goals, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis approaches, structural equation models, discrete and/or continuous choice models, copula-based models, survival models, and driving risk models with short-term memory. Using data collected from more than ten Asian cities, including those in both developed and developing nations, the pathway to sustainable transport in Asia gradually becomes clear.

Keywords

Advanced travel behavior modeling Asian megacities Avoid-Shift-Improve approach Sustainable transport Systematic methodologies of survey and analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Akimasa Fujiwara
    • 1
  • Junyi Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Hiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Hiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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