Developing urban transport in Turkey with much higher dependence on walking and cycling

Biyik, Can (2018). Developing urban transport in Turkey with much higher dependence on walking and cycling. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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A review of previous sustainable transportation scenarios has revealed that each key change usually did not represent an aspirational urban mode of transportation that was interconnected through underlying systemic relationships. Development of a framework that facilitates a set of quality criteria would, therefore, represent a significant advance in the evaluation and design of a sustainable vision. In that regard, this thesis presents a methodological framework, which inductively arrives at a systematic mechanism for developing sustainable transportation scenarios.
It was determined that two essential steps needed to be taken to make this vision a reality. First, it was reasoned that convening with different users and professionals from various disciplines to investigate the reliability of this idea was the best approach. Second, the policies that need to be designed from the present to 2035 by the central and local administrations to achieve specific goals were discussed and evaluated by national and local decision makers.
Overall, the conclusion of the thesis indicates that the content of our aspirational based proposal was credible and effective. Research approach provided an opportunity for several creative choices and alternatives to be determined by thoroughly addressing our research objectives. Future areas of research were also identified and described.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering
Funders: Other
Other Funders: Ministry of National Education, Turkey
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)


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