Waterway 365: system analysis of challenges in increased urban mobility by utilization of the water ways

The aim of this work is to identify the most relevant research topics and key performance parameters for personal transport and city logistics systems on the waterways in urban environments for year round service. The long-term goal is to identify transport systems and technical solutions for the waterways that can be scaled and adapted to urban environments around the world and that complement the land-based transport systems in order to achieve an over-all sustainable urban mobility. This work focuses on a systems engineering perspective and includes identification of system boundaries and interfaces to other public transport, infrastructure nodes, system service and maintenance and measurement of sustainability and service improvement targets. The aim is to develop a base for a system that can be scaled and adapted to urban environments around the world - like how road or rail based mass transit systems today are built up from more or less standard units, not to design a public transport solution for a specific city, route or line. The focus is on realistic solutions that are both achievable from a cost perspective and attractive to passengers during 365 days a year. New concepts, ranging from small single person commuters up to large public transport systems, are to be explored and evaluated and key technical challenges identified and targeted.


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  • Pagination: 50p
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    • Issue Number: 2014/13

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  • Accession Number: 01528039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789175951614
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2014 9:24AM