Multi-Criteria Sustainability Assessment in Transport Planning for Recreational Travel

Joseph Ying Jun Chow, Sarah V. Hernandez, Ankoor Bhagat, Michael G. McNally

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Abstract

A transport planning framework is considered that incorporates a multi-criteria, composite sustainability index (CSI) with elastic decision-maker preferences, and applied to a case study of an outdoor recreational destination. A stated preference survey is conducted on transit alternatives to access the United States. Mojave National Preserve from Barstow, California, located 160 kilometers away. A binary logit model is developed to relate policy variables to sustainability dimensions. A revised CSI is applied to evaluate eight alternatives under three decision-making schemes. Findings suggest that a zero-emissions train service with two round trips per day is preferred over the other alternatives under all three schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-175
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • composite sustainability index
  • multi-criteria decision-making
  • outdoor recreation
  • transport planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Transportation
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Engineering

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Multi-Criteria Sustainability Assessment in Transport Planning for Recreational Travel. / Chow, Joseph Ying Jun; Hernandez, Sarah V.; Bhagat, Ankoor; McNally, Michael G.

In: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 8, No. 2, 03.2014, p. 151-175.

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Chow, Joseph Ying Jun ; Hernandez, Sarah V. ; Bhagat, Ankoor ; McNally, Michael G. / Multi-Criteria Sustainability Assessment in Transport Planning for Recreational Travel. In: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 151-175.
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