Simulation of transitions towards emission-free urban transport

Sampsa Ruutu, Heidi Auvinen, Anu Tuominen, Toni Ahlqvist, Juha Oksanen

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    This article presents a simulation model that depicts transport user choice in urban areas among different types of private cars and public transport. The model is used to examine the effects of different policies to aid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Simulation results reveal that policies directed towards the adoption of new private car technologies and towards public transport cannot be analysed separately. Policies must be designed in unison in a way that they work well together and do not undermine each other's effects. For example, policies targeting electric car adoption may reduce public transport ridership and not advance the overall vision of emission free transport.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 21-25 July 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PublisherSystem Dynamics Society
    ISBN (Print)978-1-62993-691-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society - Cambridge, United States
    Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013


    Conference31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • simulation
    • transition
    • transport
    • urban area
    • urban transport
    • emission-free
    • private car
    • public transport


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