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Avaliation of the mobility patterns of the FEUP students

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     Last modified: March 16, 2007
     Presentation date: 06/12/2007 2:30 PM in ISCTE-II C104
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Abstract
This presentation synthesizes a thesis proposal in the Master on Planning and Project of Urban Environment coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the University Porto. It intends to contribute to a deeper knowledge of mobility, with the aim of characterizing the mobility patterns of the Faculty of Engineering of the University Porto (FEUP) students and identifying the main factors that condition those patterns.
To accomplish the referred objectives a questionnaire about the mobility patterns was elaborated and applied to a representative sample of the FEUP students with its results being object of analysis in the present work.
The result of this study shows that the mobility patterns of FEUP’s students are not sustainable, existing a propensity for the use of individual transportation. On the other hand, this analysis revealed that home-college proximity and wide public transport network with low fares, are conditions capable of promoting more sustainable mobility behaviours.
In that sense it is possible to adopt measures to improve the mobility patterns sustainability, with the articulation of the involved authorities.
It is therefore an aim of this work to discuss possible measures and incentives which could be implemented at the planning level to more efficiently respond to the demands of mobility and to provide a sustainable development.

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