This research is mainly focused on the aspect of the external costs of transport by conducting a case study at the city of Rimini , a popular seaside resort at the Italian North-Adriatic coast. In particular, Rimini current urban traffic scenarios have been compared with an alternative mobility pattern based on a new PRT network which would be intrinsically safe and environmental friendly. The results of the micro-simulations performed demonstrate the energy-efficient and emission-free PRT vehicles can provide significant advantages in terms of external cost savings. Indeed, compared to the current situation, a reduction by 33% in primary energy consumption and by 69% in CO2 emission could be obtained by implementing the proposed PRT network in Rimini.

Reducing transport emission costs with Personal Rapid Transit

LUPI, MARINO;
2013

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This research is mainly focused on the aspect of the external costs of transport by conducting a case study at the city of Rimini , a popular seaside resort at the Italian North-Adriatic coast. In particular, Rimini current urban traffic scenarios have been compared with an alternative mobility pattern based on a new PRT network which would be intrinsically safe and environmental friendly. The results of the micro-simulations performed demonstrate the energy-efficient and emission-free PRT vehicles can provide significant advantages in terms of external cost savings. Indeed, compared to the current situation, a reduction by 33% in primary energy consumption and by 69% in CO2 emission could be obtained by implementing the proposed PRT network in Rimini.
Danesi, A.; Lupi, Marino; Rupi, F; Schweizer, J; Venturini, L.
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