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Multicriteria decision making for sustainability evaluation of urban mobility projects

Anjali Awasthi, Hichem Omrani and Philippe Gerber ()

No 2013-01, LISER Working Paper Series from LISER

Abstract: Confronted with negative environmental impacts, rising fuel costs and increas-ing congestion, many cities are implementing sustainable mobility measures to improve the flow of passenger and goods. Examples of these measures are use of public transport, cycling, walking, energy efficient vehicles, biofuels. The challenge before transport decision makers is which one(s) to choose for im-plementation as often there is no or limited quantitative data available on the subject. Moreover, the context of each city, its geographic and transport condi-tions restrict the generalization of results obtained in experienced cities. In this paper, we investigate four multicriteria decision making (MCDM) techniques namely TOPSIS, VIKOR, SAW and GRA for sustainability evaluation of urban mobility projects under qualitative data and demonstrate their application through a numerical example.

Keywords: Multicriteria decision making; GRA; Urban Mobility; SAW; Sustainability Evaluation; Fuzzy Numbers; TOPSIS; VIKOR (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C60 D80 R40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2013-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-env, nep-ppm, nep-tre and nep-ure
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