Sustainable Mobility System – a Challenge for Kaunas University of Technology

  • Žaneta Stasiškienė Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Kristina Makarskienė Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: sustainable transport, traffic safety, pollution, noise, cycling, walking, public transport, car-pooling, car sharing

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

Author Biography

Žaneta Stasiškienė, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology
Institute of Environmental Engineering, professor
Published
2013-06-25
Section
Articles