Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Modern Research in Civil Engineering, Architectural & Urban Development
Year: 2018 | Page No:1-13
Reducing Private Cars Dependency to Achieve Sustainable Urban Environment in Congested Cities
Mona. M. Adbelhamid, Mohamed. M. Elfakharany and A. M. Elfakharany2
Using private cars as a main mean of transportation in large cities is usually the preferable solution for their citizens. This dependency on individual private cars is usually due to the absence of other convenient public transportation. Egyptian cities are facing several environmental pollution problems from the crowded roads with the increased number of private cars.
This paper will highlight the harmful impact of private car dependency on the environment and the urban context. Then, it introduces different solution that can help in minimizing the car dependency problem in congested cities. Then it goes for an analysis of the city centre of Copenhagen, which is considered the model of how to transform a large city from car dependent to a friendlier city for cycling and walking. Benefiting from the analysed case study, some solutions could be introduced to the city centre of Alexandria to solve car dependency problem within the urban context of the old town (Safeya Zaghloul Street).