Special Issue "Traffic Engineering and Rural Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mariusz Kiec
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Guest Editor
Department of Roads, Railways and Traffic Engineering; Cracow University of Technology, 31-155 Cracow, Poland
Interests: road design; road safety; methods of assessing traffic performance; identification of traffic processes with their modeling; microsiumulation
Dr. Attila Borsos
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Guest Editor
Department of Transport Infrastructure and Water Resources Engineering, University of Győr, Győr, Hungary
Interests: traffic safety; surrogate measures of safety; autonomous vehicles
Dr. Marcin Budzyński
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: road infrastructure design; road safety; road asset management; public transport; work zones; road restraint systems
Dr. Francesco Galante
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (DICEA), University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: highway design; highway safety; ADAS; drivers’ behaviour investigations by driving simulator and instrumented vehicles experiments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The special issue will present the state of art in the traffic engineering field on rural and suburban roads as well as the development of road surrounding. Activities in the field of road traffic engineering, including road traffic analysis and research, big data, new transport modes, as well as the practical application of traffic knowledge in planning and designing road infrastructure have an impact on the development of rural and suburban areas. On the other hand, the development of these areas influences traffic performance and road safety. The articles should describe the research and analysis of the impact of traffic on the development of the surroundings of roads with various functions in terms of traffic performance, safety, and environmental impact, as well as the impact of development factors on traffic.

Topics of interest include:

  • traffic measurements and data analysis;
  • traffic modeling, simulation models;
  • the impact of road and traffic factors on traffic performance;
  • road safety assessment for segments, intersections and interchanges;
  • human factor in traffic engineering;
  • pedestrian and bicycle traffic and infrastructure in rural and suburban areas;
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), traffic control and management on rural and suburban roads;
  • the impact of new means of transport (electric and autonomous vehicles, personal transport devices) on traffic performance, safety, and environment;
  • the impact of the road surroundings on traffic performance and safety;
  • the impact of traffic on environment, fuel consumption, and emissions and environmental protection;
  • new proactive techiniques for the safety evaluation of road element (Surrogate Safety Measures);
  • road asset management.

Dr. Mariusz Kiec
Dr. Attila Borsos
Dr. Marcin Budzyński
Dr. Francesco Galante
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • traffic engineering
  • safety
  • performance
  • rural
  • suburban
  • development
  • environment
  • traffic modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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