Author(s): N. L. Sá & J. B. Gouveia
Mobility is assumed as a sine qua non condition on people’s relationships.
However, the raising of mobility dependence on the existing energy paradigm
has been hazardous to the environment, to the economy and, consequently, to
In this context began a great necessity to rethink all mobility paradigms
and change into more efficient and sustainable cities, in order to preserve present
society needs without compromising future generations.
One of the most
valuable tools used in recent years is the Sustainable Mobility Plans, which have
been adopted in several European cities.
These are expected to be an efficient
measure in achieving the European goals, namely the reduction of CO2
emissions, one of the main causes of Climate Change.
This work shows the state
of the art of Sustainable Mobility Plans in three territories, as a means to achieve
more Sustainable Cities in the near future.
The main conclusions of this review
are the absence of a standard indicator to measure the mobility in cities, which is
as an important issue to develop; the necessity of integrated pull and push
measures in cities as a way to change people’s behaviours and the importance of
a city’s network on the best practices in mobility and urban planning, to achieve
the “Sustainable City” goal.
sustainable mobility, mobility plans, energy, transports.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100151
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