Title: A new look at transport terminals: workplaces for a sustainable mobility

Authors: Francesca Pagliara

Addresses: Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples, Italy

Abstract: The Brundtland Commission's report in 1987 defined sustainable development as development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. On the basis of this statement Travel Demand Management policies have been proposed with the objective of changing travel behaviour and therefore increasing transport systems efficiency. Teleworking has been one of the strategies adopted to reduce the number of peak-period trips thanks to the help of the new technologies. However, the world of business is changing and so are the new workers. Today, the concept of flexible workplaces is gaining more and more ground and professionals are more willing to travel, even with the aim of reducing the stress due to routine. In this respect, the concept of workplaces has changed during the years and transport terminals are supporting this new trend. Indeed, this manuscript deals with this new era of workplaces for a sustainable mobility.

Keywords: sustainability; teleworking; mobile workers; flexible workplaces; transport terminals; sustainable development; sustainable mobility; travel demand management; travel behaviour; transport system efficiency; peak-period trips; stress reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2016.080450

International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 2016 Vol.4 No.2, pp.139 - 149

Received: 09 Jan 2016
Accepted: 17 Jul 2016

Published online: 23 Nov 2016 *

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