Identification and quantification of sustainability performance measures

Show simple item record Zietsman, J. (Josias) Krynauw, M.N. Rilett, L.R. (Laurence R.)
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (22nd : 2003 : Pretoria, South Africa) 2008-10-21T12:02:05Z 2008-10-21T12:02:05Z 2003-07
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material on the CD ROM was published using Adobe Acrobat technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 14 - 16 July 2003 "National issues affecting the movement of people and goods - strategic approaches", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. ABSTRACT: Economic, social and environmental challenges across the world have given rise to the concepts of sustainable development. For sustainable transportation to be successfully implemented it is essential that the concepts are adequately understood, quantified and applied. The focus of this paper was to show how performance measures for sustainability could be quantified in both a developed and a developing nation using new and innovative technologies. It was shown that the concepts of sustainable transportation are universal across nations although the specific needs, available technologies, and funding sources differ between developed and developing nations. For this research, a corridor in a city of a developed nation and one in a developing nation were selected as test beds. The corridor in the developed nation is the US-290 corridor in Houston, Texas whereas the corridor in the developing nation is the PWV-9 freeway in Tshwane, South Africa. A wide variety of innovative data collection techniques were investigated. It was found that the data collection methods vary greatly in terms of sophistication, accuracy, and cost. Automatic vehicle identification (AVI) systems and cellular phone tracking have been identified to have the most potential, both for developed and developing nations. It was further shown that basic data such as speed, travel time, and travel time variability could be used to quantify a wide range of sustainable transportation performance measures. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Zietsman, J., Krynauw, M. & Rilett, LR 2003, 'Identification and quantification of sustainability performance measures', Paper presented to the 22nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference, South Africa, 14 - 16 July. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0958460965
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SATC en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2003
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Sustainable transportation en_US
dc.subject US-290 corridor Houston en_US
dc.subject PWV-9 freeway Tshwane en_US
dc.subject Automatic vehicle identification (AVI) systems en_US
dc.subject (AVI) systems en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- South Africa -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Texas -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Technological innovations -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Standards -- Congresses en
dc.title Identification and quantification of sustainability performance measures en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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