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Manuscript Submission Deadline 01 August 2022
Manuscript Extension Submission Deadline 18 August 2022

Transport has an important impact on people’s everyday life. Nevertheless, transport also impacts the environment. Sustainability in transport means to fulfill the needs of mobility, urban and global, without jeopardizing the future generations, regarding natural resources and pollution levels. Furthermore, sustainable transportation is related to the UN 2030 goals for sustainability.

Nowadays all major cities are facing serious traffic problems such as congestion, road safety problems, and the rising emission of carbon dioxide. Also, several cities, worldwide, struggle against the car dependency phenomenon, trying to build walking and cycling-friendly cities. This fight hangs up on several fronts: improving public transport, improvement of pedestrian routes, creating own routes for cyclists, the availability of bicycles and clean vehicles for hire, expensive payment of parking meters for those who bring the car to the city, car-sharing and carpooling. But these encompass the management and construction of new types of transportation infrastructure in order to promote safe mobility. Without planning for the vulnerable road users and putting road safety as a priority any policy for promoting sustainable transport will fail. In developing countries, this has more impact since they concentrate the majority of deaths in traffic, and the countries also face other economic and social challenges.

Aligned with the growing interest in sustainable development and sustainable transport, this special issue – although it is focused on case studies of cities and transportation companies in Developing Countries - intends to explore as many different dimensions of the issue as possible, as for instance best practices and researches in this issue worldwide which can benefit Developing Countries.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Safe Mobility
- Which environmental impacts have a safe mobility policy for vulnerable road users?
- How do the risk factors change the way people choose their mode of transportation and its impacts on the management of the transportation system?
- Motorcycle as an unsustainable transportation mode
- Factors that contribute to unsafe behavior and leads to an unsustainable urban transport

• Public Transportation policies

• Sustainable management of public transportation system
- How the planning and management of public transportation systems do impact the use of energy, emissions, and other resources?

• Sustainable Transport
- Variables that must be taken into account in the preparation of urban mobility policies that include sustainable cargo logistics
- Sustainability and business management in transportation companies

• Users, needs, and behavior
- What would the conditions necessary for transportation/sustainability coexistence be?
- What are users’ behaviors like?

- What is the consequence of the infrastructure design for changing the behavior towards more sustainable transportation modes?

• New innovative technologies in Transportation
- The role of IVT (In-Vehicle Technologies) systems?
- The role of ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems)?

• Last mile problem in developing countries

The above list is not exclusive; other contributions on relevant topics will also be considered. This project aims at developing a comprehensive understanding of the topic through case studies on good or bad practices.

Keywords: Public transport, Safe mobility, Public transport policies, Sustainable management of public transportation system, Sustainable Transport, Users, needs, and behavior


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Transport has an important impact on people’s everyday life. Nevertheless, transport also impacts the environment. Sustainability in transport means to fulfill the needs of mobility, urban and global, without jeopardizing the future generations, regarding natural resources and pollution levels. Furthermore, sustainable transportation is related to the UN 2030 goals for sustainability.

Nowadays all major cities are facing serious traffic problems such as congestion, road safety problems, and the rising emission of carbon dioxide. Also, several cities, worldwide, struggle against the car dependency phenomenon, trying to build walking and cycling-friendly cities. This fight hangs up on several fronts: improving public transport, improvement of pedestrian routes, creating own routes for cyclists, the availability of bicycles and clean vehicles for hire, expensive payment of parking meters for those who bring the car to the city, car-sharing and carpooling. But these encompass the management and construction of new types of transportation infrastructure in order to promote safe mobility. Without planning for the vulnerable road users and putting road safety as a priority any policy for promoting sustainable transport will fail. In developing countries, this has more impact since they concentrate the majority of deaths in traffic, and the countries also face other economic and social challenges.

Aligned with the growing interest in sustainable development and sustainable transport, this special issue – although it is focused on case studies of cities and transportation companies in Developing Countries - intends to explore as many different dimensions of the issue as possible, as for instance best practices and researches in this issue worldwide which can benefit Developing Countries.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Safe Mobility
- Which environmental impacts have a safe mobility policy for vulnerable road users?
- How do the risk factors change the way people choose their mode of transportation and its impacts on the management of the transportation system?
- Motorcycle as an unsustainable transportation mode
- Factors that contribute to unsafe behavior and leads to an unsustainable urban transport

• Public Transportation policies

• Sustainable management of public transportation system
- How the planning and management of public transportation systems do impact the use of energy, emissions, and other resources?

• Sustainable Transport
- Variables that must be taken into account in the preparation of urban mobility policies that include sustainable cargo logistics
- Sustainability and business management in transportation companies

• Users, needs, and behavior
- What would the conditions necessary for transportation/sustainability coexistence be?
- What are users’ behaviors like?

- What is the consequence of the infrastructure design for changing the behavior towards more sustainable transportation modes?

• New innovative technologies in Transportation
- The role of IVT (In-Vehicle Technologies) systems?
- The role of ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems)?

• Last mile problem in developing countries

The above list is not exclusive; other contributions on relevant topics will also be considered. This project aims at developing a comprehensive understanding of the topic through case studies on good or bad practices.

Keywords: Public transport, Safe mobility, Public transport policies, Sustainable management of public transportation system, Sustainable Transport, Users, needs, and behavior


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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