A Critical Path in Singapore’s Movement Toward a Future Sustainable Liveable Smart City
Application of Evidence-Based Approach upon Mobility Policy
ABSTRACT: Singapore is one of the city-states in the world with an acclaimed transport system that provides its residents with a variety of accessibility and mobility options. Integrated land-use and transportation planning had been playing a vital role in keeping it rejuvenated in accordance with increasing travel demand. Due to limited land availability coupled with increasing population density, public transportation continues to play as a major mode of commuting. Despite adequate quantity of supply of mobility infrastructure and efficient operation of public transport, private car ownership is still high in Singapore. The nation is moving towards a car-lite future with an aim of reducing reliance on private vehicles and hence, progresses towards creating a more sustainable and liveable environment that benefits the city and its communities in several ways, including mobility. The presentation will cover items such as: introducing Singapore’s move towards a low-carbon and car-lite society, discussing innovative mobility and land development solutions at a town-based level and sharing some key techniques adopted in investigating a holistic mobility planning. The success of Singapore’s low-carbon and car-lite mobility policy planning is heavily attributed to the subscription of evidence-based practice approach which relies on data analytics and scientific modeling results.
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CIRCLE (Center for Infrastructure Resilience in Cities as Livable Environments) is one of three research themes supported by the joint Dynamic Research Enterprise for Multidisciplinary Engineering Sciences (DREMES), established between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Zhejiang University (ZJU). More information about CIRCLE is available at: circle.cee.illinois.edu