International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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ISSN 1556-8334

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    ABSTRACT: Transport sector contributes a significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in South Africa due to the growth of the economy and population. This study considers the potential impact of introducing alternative vehicle technologies such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles in South Africa and evaluating the influence of greater market penetration of such vehicles within the wider context of the country's total energy usage. Three scenarios were investigated with results projected to the year 2030. The ‘baseline’ scenario considered the ‘business as usual’ case, in which no alternative vehicles are adopted. The ‘baseline’ scenario showed that the increase in GHG emissions cannot be curtailed by improving the fuel efficiency due to the increase in vehicle numbers. The second ‘mixed-mode’ scenario assumes a conservative growth rate of electric vehicles and its derivatives. The third ‘blue-sky’ scenario assumes optimistic growth rates of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Based on the results of the three scenarios, a fourth optimised scenario was established, which optimises the uptake of the various technologies to minimise vehicle-generated emissions. The highest efficiency can be achieved by an aggressive uptake of plug in hybrids as a transitional vehicle up until the year 2020, by which time renewables are predicted to form a sufficiently significant fraction of the energy mix in South Africa for battery-powered electric vehicles to become the optimal platform.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

  • No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
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    ABSTRACT: This article attempts to internalize the negative external effects (congestion and pollution) generated by using cars, by considering the urban tax tool. To do this, we provide the development of a microeconomic model of this urban toll system, in order to minimize the total social cost. Two modes of transportation are taken into account: cars and public transport, the latter being considered non-polluting. The total social cost includes (1) the costs generated by the two modes of transport, (2) the congestion costs, and we add (3) environmental costs generated by using cars. Based on Arnott et al. (19904. Arnott R, De Palma A, Lindsey R. 1990. Economics of a bottleneck. Journal of Urban Economics 27: 111–130.View all references, 19933. Arnott R, De Palma A, Lindsey R. 1993. A structural model of peak-period congestion: a traffic bottleneck with elastic demand. American Economic Review 83: 161–179.View all references), who developed a bottleneck congestion model, three alternative tolls are compared: a fine toll, a coarse toll and a uniform toll. Thus, several types of urban toll are investigated and we also add a modal policy, which redistributes the gains from urban tax to public transport. We analyse the implementation of an economic tool and a modal policy to achieve a social optimum. Finally, we highlight that the uniform toll provides the greatest impact on car traffic reduction but induces the highest total social cost. A coarse toll and a uniform toll reduce the social cost in comparison with a no-toll equilibrium. We also point out that adding a modal policy to the toll is successful in reducing the total social cost. Numerical simulations back up this theoretical analysis.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
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    ABSTRACT: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are hypothesized to replace or change the use of the transport system by facilitating new or different activities. This article offers a review of more than 40 years of research regarding the relationship between ICTs and urban mobility. We discuss the expectations for the changes in travel demand, travel patterns, and the urban form as a result of the development and introduction of ICTs. Much of the interest in the relationships between ICTs and mobility is premised on the expectation of substitution effects, but empirical findings often suggest more complex effects than direct substitution. Although research on single types of travel activity may sometimes indicate simple substitution effects, examination of the broader impacts may also reveal travel generation effects as well. As such, ICTs do not simply substitute mobility patterns but change them. A growing body of research focuses on changing mobility patterns (in terms of time and space), changes in the experience of travel and changes in the perceptions of travel costs due to the interaction between old and new technologies for overcoming distance. ICTs are gradually becoming embedded within the transport system, enabling flexibility, multitasking, and an increase in human activities.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2013 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
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    ABSTRACT: A methodology originally developed to predict vehicle emissions was applied to prediction of fuel consumption for 56 over-the-road heavy heavy-duty trucks recruited in southern California. The method employed measurements exercised over chassis dynamometer cycles and the properties of those cycles. Nine driving cycle properties and their combinations were used to predict fuel consumption over an “unseen” cycle, based on measurements from up to four different baseline driving cycles. The results showed that the use of average velocity and average positive acceleration was suitable for the translation of fuel consumption between cycles, producing the lowest prediction error among the cases considered.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2012 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
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    ABSTRACT: Interest in cycling as a sustainable form of transport has helped foreground questions of gender and mobility. This paper reports on a qualitative study into Australian women's experiences of cycling through the life course. It focuses on the circumstances in which women start and stop cycling and the spatial contexts in which this occurs. The study found that, after childhood, almost half of the respondents had returned to cycling several times through the life course. Changes in women's cycling patterns related to changes in housing, employment, health and family status. The findings suggest productive new way of researching everyday mobility.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
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    ABSTRACT: Planners and researchers increasingly are concerned with how residential environments relate to auto ownership and travel. We quantified accessibility and walkability, to examine relationships of trips and modes to auto ownership and residential location. We applied the results in travel demand modeling for various scenarios, including a recent forecast linking land use and demographic changes, travel behavior, emissions and air quality. We found that where the built environment rates high on such measures as density, connectivity, pedestrian and transit facilities, and other features of highly walkable and accessible areas, people own fewer vehicles but make more trips. Although such environments also are associated with greater likelihood of walking and attendant decreases in motorized modes, driving remains overwhelmingly dominant.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2012 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

  • No preview · Article · Jan 2012 · International Journal of Sustainable Transportation