Intelligent Transport as a Formula for Improving Urban Spaces and Flows: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

By Joan Francesc Fondevila Gascón, Josep Rom Rodríguez, Eva Santana López and Jordi Botey-López.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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Intelligent transport offers exciting possibilities for the reality of city life. It combines sustainability, traffic improvement, and awareness of energy expenditure with new business projects, the generation of proactive communities, and the creation of a loyal social base. This article aims to analyse user perception of intelligent transport in Barcelona (Spain), encompassing aspects such as intelligent transportation alternatives, engagement with the smart city, and the use of electric vehicles. The study employs qualitative (focus group) and quantitative (content analysis) methodology, following the parameters established by the 2020 European Digital Agenda. It is concluded that a high degree of consciousness of and predisposition toward the use of sustainable transport formulas exists and that the principle barriers to their adoption are price and energy independence.

Keywords: Intelligent Transport, Urban Space, Communication, Smart City, Price

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 3, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.021MB)).

Dr. Joan Francesc Fondevila Gascón

Teacher, Investigator, Faculty of Communication, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Josep Rom Rodríguez

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Eva Santana López

Professor, Advertising and Public Relations Department, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Jordi Botey-López

Post-degree Coordinator, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain