Sustainable Mobility System – a Challenge for Kaunas University of Technology

Žaneta Stasiškienė, Kristina Makarskienė

Abstract


Nowadays more and more universities include sustainability into their strategies and intergrate this concept into their activities. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) seeks to gain the status of a sustainable university, therefore, in addition to already common ranges of sustainable management of waste, efficient consumption of water and energy, the importance of the transport sector impact on sustainability is continuously increasing. Based on the mentioned above and analyzing good practices of other EU universities, an attempt to develop sustainable mobility system platform for KTU has been made.Evaluation is done on the KTU current situation, safety of traffic, pollution and noise from cars and other aspects. Also, there is a review of communication by public transport, bicycles and on foot. KTU sustainable mobility system, based on other sustainable universities good practices, is provided. The suggested KTU sustainable mobility system focuses on private cars reduction, public transport, car-pooling, car sharing, cycling and encouragement to walking.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.erem.64.2.3155


Keywords


sustainable transport; traffic safety; pollution; noise; cycling; walking; public transport; car-pooling; car sharing

Full Text: Stasiskiene 2(64) 2013

Print ISSN: 1392-1649
Online ISSN: 2029-2139