SWOT analysis for an environment friendly urban transport system

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15th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Bologna, Italy, 22 - 24 June 2009, vol.107, pp.441-449 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 107
  • Doi Number: 10.2495/ut090391
  • City: Bologna
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-449


Urban transport has become a more significant source of the pollution of environment. The environmental problems have two aspects: local and global. Local environmental problems include air pollution and noise. As for instance, diesel engines are significant contributors to air pollution. Some of the basic types of exhaust have a strong obnoxious impact on live organisms. They include cancer-causing substances and also contain other harmful pollutants. Even if all-electric suburb railway transport does not have effect on air pollution, they are the source of noise pollution. From the point of view of a global environmental problem, a great part of total greenhouse gas emissions are mainly caused by urban transport, especially road transport. At this point, environment friendly urban transport systems have a crucial role in saving environmental quality.