Decision-Support Framework for the Urban Public Transport System Sustainable Planning: Riga Case Study
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The primary contribution of this research is the theoretical development of a decision-support framework that identifies the tools and approaches that decision-makers could/should use to create policies and programs that transition society towards sustainability. The framework is then used to consider how Riga municipality might move the city’s transportation system towards sustainability and particular aspect – to planning decisions for passenger network in Riga City in the frame of Rail Baltica project – Riga central multimodal public transportation hub.
Multi-modal transportation planning should have integrated institutions, networks, stations, user information, and fare payment systems it needs to consider all significant impacts, including long-term, indirect and non-market impacts such as equity and land use changes. One of the key-stone questions in this case study - multi-modal transportation planning requires consideration of the factors that affect accessibility and whether they are currently considered in planning?
KeywordsPublic transport system Planning Sustainable indicators
This paper is based on the research and work that has been conducted in the framework of the SUMBA project (http://sumba.eu/), which has received funding from the European Union Interreg Baltic Sea Region Cross Border Cooperation Programme “Sustainable Urban Mobility and Commuting in Baltic States – SUMBA” (PVS ID 3673). The authors would like to thank both the consortium of the project and the European Commission.
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