Dimitrios Nalmpantis

Dimitrios Nalmpantis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · School of Civil Engineering

Doctor of Engineering
Lab. Teaching Faculty AUTh, Adj. Teaching Faculty HOU

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The issue of micromobility has been raised suddenly in recent years and although it includes several transportation modes, in shared or private form, shared e-scooters have become the fastest growing trend. While private e-scooters have been on the market for decades, the phenomenon of the shared e-scooter systems emerged mainly due to the advances...
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The purpose of this paper is to present the benefits, risks, problems, and ways to improve the service of Lime S electric scooters (e-scooters) in the cities of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Madrid, Spain. The aim of the paper is to present the service’s transportation benefits and to investigate the improvement rate it has offered in urban transport i...
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The purpose of this paper is to hierarchize the importance of the attributes of an online shared freight transportation service platform with the use of Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA). A MAMCA was performed amongst the partners of the INTERREG Balkan-Med SCOPE project in order to hierarchize the attributes of such a platform which is u...
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The scope of this paper is to make a review of the good practices of active mobility measures implemented by big European cities to face the changing travel patterns and the social distancing requirement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Active mobility good practices were gathered by 50 postgraduate students and they were categorized by the authors. 5...
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The purpose of this paper is the siting of safe and secure truck parking areas in Greece and the definition of their security level. The increase of road freight transport, and the need for the strengthening of its safety, led to the need for developing a plan for the deployment of safe and secure Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) parking areas. A demand...
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The COVID-19 pandemic comprises a “milestone” for multiple aspects of social, economic, and technological life. Trips and movements were placed at the center of attention to control the virus’ transmission since the diffusion may occur both during the trip, while people are on-board, and after they arrive at the final destination, in the context of...
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The purpose of this paper is the optimization of an online shared freight transportation service platform with the use of Conjoint Analysis for the region of Balkan – Mediterranean. A Choice-Based Conjoint analysis was performed amongst the partners of the INTERREG Balkan-Med SCOPE project in order to optimize such a platform which is under develop...
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Successful investment in construction equipment (CE) is a complex process as it involves the selection and prioritization of many criteria. Fleet managers, contractors, and technical companies search for maximum equipment profitability during the economic life of a machine. Decisions on when to replace a piece of equipment are characterized by many...
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CASWAT-G (Circulating Cable Supported up down Walking Technology by Using Gravity) is a gravity and leg muscle force operated surface ropeway that works as a gravitational force harvesting transportation system. Both sides’ users are connected to a Circulating Cable (CC), and when they are supported by it, gravity balance is created through harvest...
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The original core concept of sustainable mobility is based on shifting travelers from private and motorized vehicles to other soft and more eco-friendly modes of mobility. The fulfillment of this aim indicates the importance of the human factor in terms of knowledge, awareness, perceptions, attitudes, intentions, and behavior. Citizens’ Panels, com...
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This paper aims to explore the potential of carsharing in Greece and to estimate its level of acceptance by the Greeks. The growth of carsharing services as a new and more sustainable way of transport is shifting mobility from private ownership to shared use. Cities and the lives of people are transformed by the sharing economy and collaborative co...
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The regions of the European Union (EU) countries could play a significant role in implementing European and national policies towards the enhancement of innovation and competitiveness of the transport-related ecosystem of key stakeholders and actors. Regional policies may cover a wide spectrum of fields, such as investments in enhancing main innova...
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Sustainable mobility is the ability to meet society’s need to move freely, communicate, gain access, trade, and establish relationships without sacrificing other essential human or ecological values, today or in the future. Sustainable mobility includes both the transportation of goods and people. Sustainability, when applied to urban mobility, can...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the new reality that is formed through the gradual transition from car-ownership to carsharing and carpooling. In this new reality, car use is gradually detached from its ownership, and there are challenges and prospects that have to be examined in order to become opportunities. Everyone will be able to use a...
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Over the last three decades, the proportion of children walking to school has declined significantly all over the world, with accompanying evidence of a sharp increase in the percentage of parents that drive their children to elementary school through high school. Moreover, at college and university campuses (and upper grades of high schools) stude...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the level of service of the 2K bus line in Thessaloniki, Greece, and to make proposals for its improvement. The paper is divided into four parts. In the first part, a questionnaire survey that was answered online and on-field by 137 people is used to determine the current situation and level of service from t...
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In Greece, Athens and Thessaloniki are the two largest cities with the largest universities and, therefore, with a large student population. Students are one of the groups with the higher, if not the highest, use of public transport, as most of them do not own private cars and need to travel long distances both in the city they study and to and fro...
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New information technologies and international digitalization trends have led to the shifting of the norm in recent freight transport systems. Electronic marketplaces and digital freight transport platforms have emerged since the early 2000s’ as a result of the advances in information technology, plus Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Cust...
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This paper attempts to investigate the correlation of the willingness to pay for road safety improvements with several factors, such as gender, age, involvement in traffic accidents, etc. The willingness to pay shows the determination of people towards the goal of drastically reducing traffic accidents. In order to estimate the willingness to pay f...
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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) creates many problems, which arise both from proper and unconstrained disposal. The purpose of this paper is to examine the new scenery that develops in the area of MSW collection while applying the on-spot screening method for bio-waste. Bio-waste could be defined as the food waste generated by households, restaurants,...
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Introduction: The use of participatory techniques in the field of transport is coming to the forefront recently. In this frame, eight co-creation workshops and five online crowdsourcing campaigns took place in Thessaloniki, Southern Tuscany, Rotterdam/The Hague, and Frankfurt, from which many innovative ideas to enhance Public Transport were genera...
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In this paper, a newly proposed surface ropeway named “Circulating Cable Supported up down Walking Technology by Using Gravity” (CASWAT-G) is presented. CASWAT-G is facilitated by the gravitational force of the descending person, functioning as a gravitational energy harvester. At gravity balance, the ascending and descending persons apply very mil...
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Introduction: Public Transport users have diverse mobility needs and preferences on how to meet those needs. While this is consistent with typical standards for both academic scholars and practitioners, less is known about the structure of these preferences, how different they are, especially with regard to innovations in Public Transport. Previous...
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The purpose of this paper is the development of selection criteria, as well as a respective selection methodology, between full pedestrianization and the reconstruction of an area to a woonerf type traffic calming zone. The criteria which characterize a pedestrian area as such and a woonerf type traffic calming zone as such were collected. The proc...
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This paper aims to assess the walkability of Thessaloniki, Greece, via individuals’ perceptions about the influence of the environmental factors of functionality, safety, aesthetic, and points of interest on their pedestrian behavior. The survey’s participants were 117 men and 152 women, from 15 to 78 years old, who came from 12 municipalities of t...
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Public Transport (PT) is a key factor towards sustainable urban mobility. The increase of its modal share requires the continuous adoption of new innovative and user-centric solutions covering the existing and emerging needs of citizens. Which concepts and ideas should be promoted and financed by priority? The paper aims to present the quantitative...
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Flexible Transport Services (FTSs) are usually recommended as an appropriate solution for the service of travel needs of low demand areas and/or vulnerable people. The flexibility in terms of their design characteristics (e.g. booking procedure, pricing, Level of Service [LoS], etc.) raises the problem of their determination (levels) towards the cr...
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Not all of the travel needs are adequately covered by the existing commercially oriented Public Transport (PT) services, while public funding is gradually being reduced. At the same time, disruptive global societal and market trends create new social challenges at local level. By activating the catalyst group of social entrepreneurs, new innovative...
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The subject of this paper is the traffic and environmental upgrading of the Agioi Anargyroi Square of the Municipality of Agioi Anargyroi – Kamatero. The aim is to improve the traffic of both the vehicles and other road users and to make the Square a reference point for the area. In this context, a three-step strategy is formulated and proposed: (a...
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Introduction Ex-ante evaluation of rural road projects is important for proper utilisation of scarce financial resources. In recent years, several multiple criteria analysis methods have been applied for the evaluation of transportation projects. Methods Here we compare three multi-criteria methods ( i.e . TOPSIS, MOORA, and PROMETHEE) in ranking...
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In this paper, the concept of transferring the idea of woonerf zone from residential areas to university campuses is examined and the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is used as a case study for future implementation. The benefits of such an approach seem to be promising, since it may alleviate the tension between drivers and pede...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop accessible tourism in two areas of Greece and Turkey. The areas of Drama in Greece and Mersin in Turkey have cooperated in the frame of MEDRA project to assess their potential and set up a plan for developing accessible tourism. Design/methodology/approach The choice of the two areas was not random....
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People with mobility impairments, visual, hearing, speaking and intellectual disabilities, often face barriers in accessing the Universities' built environment and services. Although the right to education is considered fundamental, the accessibility of educational institutions, and of higher education ones in particular, leaves a lot to be desired...
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In 2000, road accidents killed over 40,000 people in the European Union (EU) and injured more than 1.7 million. The age group most affected is the 14 – 25 year olds, for whom road accidents are the prime cause of death (European Commission (EC), 2001, p. 66). Research suggests that at the system of road safety the human factor is a sole or a contri...
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According to the Directive 2000/59/EC all European ports should prepare a "plan", describing the management process applied for the reception of ships' generated waste and cargo residues. The "plan" should comply with the modern scientific requirements of environmental protection, taking also into account the existing legislative framework and the...

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