Transport systems

Transport systems play a major role in shaping societies, location choice of people and companies, the form and size of cities, and the style and pace of daily life. Mobility and access provided by transport have been instrumental to economic and social development worldwide and throughout history. Transport systems are claimed to have fostered economic growth by facilitating trade, permitting access to resources, and enabling greater economies of scale and specialization. They also expand cultural and social connections, increase employment, and educational as well as healthcare opportunities.

As population is growing, prosperity is increasing, also the demand for this mobility and accessibility are increasing. Unfortunately, expansion of infrastructure cannot keep track of these increased demands. Slow-moving, endless queues of cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles, mixed with bicycles, and pedestrians result; at the same time trapping people in an unsafe, noisy. To reveal some of these problems the planning of infrastructure to improve accessibility, while keeping track of the sustainability requirements related to environment, financial resources and land-take, has become very important. Research group is studying travel behavior of people and develops theories, methods and models that can deal with understanding people’s travel behavior and answer important questions related to sustainable development and planning.

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