Sustainable Public Transport in Urban Areas and Accident Prevention
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2023) | Viewed by 1343
Interests: road safety; travel behavior analysis; transportation planning and policy; travel demand modeling
In a continent with a high urbanization rate and population density, public transportation is an integral part of many people's daily lives. They provide a reliable and egalitarian alternative to personal transportation. Increased public transportation usage reduces the number of privately owned vehicles, hence lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
In a number of circumstances, public transportation allows for travel that is both faster and more convenient than private transportation, such as cars and motorcycles. Trains, buses, and even light rail systems are prone to the same types of collision-related damage as cars and motorcycles.
In contrast to smaller vehicles that accept a limited number of passengers at once, the majority of these modes of public transportation are built to accommodate large groups of individuals. When a crash or collision occurs, a significant number of persons may experience harm and injury in a single incident. The severity of injuries is proportional to the impact force or malfunction. In emerging nations, the issue worsens as a result of the absence of effective and comprehensive solutions.
In light of the aforementioned development, this Special Issue aims to collect the most recent ideas and emerging research in sustainable transportation in urban areas and crash prevention. Interest-related topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Risk modelling and simulation for analysis of public transport safety.
- Data-driven approaches to evaluating and managing public transport safety.
- Road safety and urban public transport mobility patterns.
- Roles of human and environment factors in public transport safety.
- The impact of emerging technologies on public transport safety.
- The application of big data to enhance public transport safety.
Prof. Dr. Teik Hua Law
Dr. Choy Peng Ng
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- road safety
- urban mobility
- risk management
- road infrastructure
- safety performance public