Green transport (or sustainable transport) refers to an efficient way of mobility in cities, reducing resources use and increasing accessibility. Green transport is implemented by policies of mobility management: planning, introducing new transport systems, using means of transport with lower impact on the environment including cycling, green vehicles, car sharing, carpooling and the use of public transport, and with special focus on intermodality. Sustainable transport system contributes to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the cities.
The increase in car ownership and the diffuse city model increases the need of travel and the imbalance between public and private transport. We need to analyse the transports system, both public and private, in order to provide new strategies and new transport services based on clean vehicles. Green transport will provide the city greater competitiveness by saving energy, time and space.
Green transport improves not only the quality of life, reducing emissions and noise, but also means more quality of the transport system, more coordinated and fitted to the urban area.
The idea is to adapt the transport system to each area or travel, using the most appropriate mode and introducing new technologies and new services in an integrated management. The goal is to achieve a higher presence of public transport in the city. The economic viability is also a parameter to be considered, so the energy savings explain the changes and the investments.
With this vision, we are able to develop Sustainable Mobility Urban Plans for cities, and promote and implement electric carsharing, carpooling, public bicycle and transport on demand bus systems.
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