Sustainable Transport Network and Academic Institutions: A Case Study in Greece

Nikolaos Gavanas, Anastasios Tsakalidis, Nikolaos Alamanis, Grigorios Papageorgiou

Abstract


Although many researchers have already published relative studies, the fact remaining, stands for academic campuses with obvious problems of connectivity as regards the daily transport to the cities and vice versa. Nevertheless, it is easily perceptible that the existing infrastructure presents, at the most cases, insufficient transport systems, meaning inherent deficiencies in terms of commuting. A methodology to develop a framework so as to upgrade the daily transport activities from/to academic campuses is the essence of this paper. The case of the Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece stands for the subject the proposed methodology was implemented on. The comprehensive procedure aspires to be an asset for academic institutions in the field of sustainable mobility from/to their campuses. Its flexibility of conforming students’ needs is a key factor for specialized approach according to each case particularity.


Keywords


Sustainability; transport; higher education, road network; bearing capacity.

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