Can national survey data be used to select a core set of indicators for monitoring the sustainability of urban mobility policies?

TitleCan national survey data be used to select a core set of indicators for monitoring the sustainability of urban mobility policies?
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsF. Mameli, G. Marletto
Number2009_11
Keywordsnational survey on mobility of italians, participation, sustainability indicators, urban mobility
Abstract

The gradual expansion of urban transport systems brings a series of undesirable socio-economic and environmental impacts that affect the quality of life in cities. Assessing the performance of transport policies is therefore crucial for attaining a sustainable urban development. Adopting an integrated expert-led and participatory- based ““bottom-up”” approach this paper deals with the issue by examining the feasibility of using citizens’’ opinions to select a core set of indicators for monitoring the sustainability of urban mobility policies. A national survey has been carried out to gather citizens’’ perceptions over a basic conceptual framework of dimensions and objectives of urban mobility policies in order to provide a ranking of the associated performance indicators. The results showed that different sets of performance indicators may be chosen according to city size and transport modes mostly used by citizens.

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