GREEN TRANSPORT IN THE ISLAND AREAS

Abstract: 

Green development is heavily dependent on transportation through the strong seasonality of transportation demand by residents and tourists exacerbating the impact of traffic on congestion, noise and pollution. This project creates a comprehensive green transport policy, research and development action plan for Aegean island areas, accounting for the unique characteristics and growth prospects of the area in its multiple dimensions. This is done through the fusion of ideas, data, and models in four pillars: œtravel behavior of resident population, œtourist preferences, œenvironmental analysis, and œeconomic and financial evaluation.

The proposed project identifies the factors that affect the study area development by:

  • defining the requirements of decision makers;
  • investigating individual activity and travel patterns; and
  • exploring island destination choice for tourists.

Data collection includes network and land use data that characterize living and traveling environments, surveys for residents and tourists, and atmospheric pollution data. Based on this information we develop advanced integrated discrete and latent variable choice models for both tourists and residents to simulate their travel behavior. We also develop environmental and economic models to analyze and evaluate the impact of green transport policies.

The final product is a policy platform which includes environmental analysis, travel simulation, and economic analysis. In this way our project uses approaches that are multidisciplinary (e.g., data collection informed by geography, engineering, and environmental science) and based on interdisciplinary research (e.g., discrete choice travel models from economics and engineering) moving one step further in research. Fusion of these ideas, data, and models lead to novel (transdisciplinary) research directions and methods that function as gateways of many other research directions in transportation and environmental science and engineering.

Project info

Acronym:
GreTIA
Coordinating Institution:
University of the Aegean
Scientific Coordinator:
Polydoropoulou Amalia
Research Team 2 Leader:
Samaras Theodoros
Research Team 3 Leader:
Sambracos Evangelos
Research Team 4 Leader:
Papatheodorou Andreas
Research Team 5 Leader:
Hatzopoulos John

Stats

I.D.:
736
Mis:
376739
Duration (months):
47
Budget:
596 700.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β49Α9-Κ29

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