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Towards integrated sustainable transportation profile: a case study of Gharb El–Balad district, Assiut City, Egypt

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Despite transportation is a key necessity for humans, it was argued a significant contributor to environmental degradation. Responding to that, drafts of sustainable transportation (ST) were sketched, guiding principles were argued, and rating systems were pursued. However, the selection of the appropriate method to implement ST is a challengeable task; not only due to the diversity and multidimensionality of local contexts, but also due to the numerous attributes of ST and their varying relative weights. This paper aims at defining an integrated profile of ST. Firstly, the motive behind tackling the issue was introduced and the methodology was worked out. Definitions, guiding principles, indicators, and rating systems were reviewed. After that, taxonomy of ST indicators was carried out, the interrelationship of key–attributes was investigated, and strategic directions to ST were proposed, to be applied over a selected case study. At last, a discussion took place highlighting the opportunities and challenges.

Keywords: sustainable transport, street networks, Egypt, integrated transport, sustainability, sustainable development, case study

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