Prioritizing the guidelines and policies of the sustainable urban transportation

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University, Najaf Abad Branch, Najaf Abad, Iran

3 Department of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


In this research authors rely on the descriptive-analytical method to identify and introduce the indicators of the sustainable transportation on the first step, and then on the next step we will prioritize the mentioned indicators in the opinion of the urban experts in order to implement the sustainable transportation. Accordingly, after introducing the goals and indicators of the sustainable transportation, we will classify the guidelines for the fulfillment of those goals and improvement of those indicators in 7 main group and 34 subgroups. Using a questionnaire, we have asked the opinions of 15 urban experts who are related to the urban transportation issues and problems. The study has used analytical hierarchical process model to weight the obtained factors. The results of this research show that the most important factors in achieving the sustainable transportation are “land use” and “public transportation” respectively. Among the subsets of the indicators, the most important factors are the “service hierarchy and access to planning”, “paying attention to the traffic effects of the land uses on the main roads”, “integration of the land uses” and “efficient management of the land separating system” respectively. Consequently, in order to reduce the transportation problems of Shiraz City the urban planners have to pay especial attention to the organization of the land uses, to the promotion of the public transportation system both qualitatively and quantitatively, and to the promotion of the urban management in general.


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