Sustainability Indicators in Assessing Urban Transport Systems

Authors

  • Attila Buzási
    Affiliation

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics

  • Mária Csete
    Affiliation

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.7825

Abstract

Transport systems are key elements of urban areas, therefore their sustainability has a pivotal role in achieving complex urban sustainability. Nowadays the assessment of urban sustainability is a hotspot in different scientific fields despite of lack of comprehensive and widely accepted definitions of both urban sustainability and sustainable transportation. The use of divergent indicators for evaluating sustainable urban transportation has been emerged as a core of urban studies. The main aims of this paper is to analyze sets of sustainable urban transport indicators developed in the scientific area worldwide, to collect variables for assessing urban transport sustainability in Hungary, finally to do recommendations in order to be able to evaluate sustainability of transport systems in Hungarian urban areas in a more effective manner.

Keywords:

Sustainability; urban transport; indicator

Published Online

2015-04-28

How to Cite

Buzási, A., Csete, M. (2015) “Sustainability Indicators in Assessing Urban Transport Systems”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 43(3), pp. 138–145. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.7825

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