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.
|Title of host publication||31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2013|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of a meeting held 21-25 July 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
|Publisher||System Dynamics Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society - Cambridge, United States|
Duration: 21 Jul 2013 → 25 Jul 2013
|Conference||31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society|
|Period||21/07/13 → 25/07/13|
- urban area
- urban transport
- private car
- public transport
Ruutu, S., Auvinen, H., Tuominen, A., Ahlqvist, T., & Oksanen, J. (2013). Simulation of transitions towards emission-free urban transport. In 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2013: Proceedings of a meeting held 21-25 July 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (Vol. 4). System Dynamics Society.