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Hypothetical study for a preliminary evaluation of resilience in urban mobility

Marcel Carlos Martins Antônio Nélson Rodrigues da Silva About the authors


The aim of this study aims is to develop a strategy to evaluate the resilience of urban mobility. The approach is based on the assumption that no forms of motorised transport would be available. Hence, only walking and cycling were considered as urban transport modes for the purpose of this theoretical exercise. The trips were initially classified in two groups, according to their adaptability or transformability. Those in the first group are considered resilient trips. However, a third category had to be created to represent another set of resilient trips. These are the exceptional trips, i.e. walking or cycling trips that are longer than the Maximum Possible Distances (MPD) defined for the evaluation of resilience. In an application of the method conducted in the city of São Carlos - SP, with MPDs of 3 km (for walking) and 8 km (for cycling), 97.7% of the trips were classified as resilient, which is a positive outcome.

Urban transportation; Active modes; Resilience; Urban mobility

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