Poster: A Systematic Framework for Assessing Smart Transportation System

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The significant reliance in automobile-dependent travel mode has resulted in unsustainable urban problems such as pollution, safety issues, unhealthy living conditions. It has lessened community's interest in attempting alternative travel choices. Cities are becoming smart in terms of bringing a quality of life for its citizens.

This proposal explores the approaches of creating a sustainable transportation system at a community level. A systematic framework based on the evaluation criteria of Smart Cities Challenge, which is an initiative taken by the U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) to recognize the ubiquitous attributes of US Cities.

By further study about the Energy Corridor District (ECD) site, the scope of this study is also to investigate the potential sustainable transportation options which are suitable for the District (bike and pedestrian network, safety, design, etc.). Rather than analyzing a general overview, this study can be tailored to the special needs of the community considering the different development scenarios. The results of this proposal will help to establish a planning framework for developing smart transportation system considering pedestrian oriented development practices at the community level. 



Shibiya Sulfikar Sabu , Austin , TX
Shibiya Sulfikar Sabu , Austin , TX