Traffic Planning and Sustainable Mobility in Small and Medium Sized Port Cities of Greece
Port-city development requires a strong level of complementary relationships among the focal urban operations and port activities. This paper attempts to evaluate and discuss traffic and urban planning policies as implemented in the Greek territory, while proposing alternative approaches to enhance mobility in port-driven spatial entities. More specifically, four small to medium sized cities are analyzed in terms of their traffic characteristics, street geometrical attributes, accessibility and urban forms. All four port cities had been designed to provide ultimate vehicle accessibility from the city to the port, creating a 'street embankment' to the waterfront. The proposed interventions for these four research schemes deal with the enhancement of accessibility to port service areas combined with protective measures for the nearby cities regarding integrated traffic solutions, parking arrangements and radical sustainable mobility policies.
Port City, Greece, Urban Waterfront, Sustainable Mobility
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