INVESTIGATION OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES IN CAMPUS
- 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 3. Department of Environmental Engineering, Konya Technical University, Konya, 42031, Turkey
Abstract: Interest and need for motor vehicles have increased in recent years. The rapidly increasing number of motor vehicles in Turkey is also observed in Selcuk University Campus as well. An average of 20,000 vehicles enter the campus daily. Exhaust gases from motor vehicles are harmful to the atmosphere which also creates soil, water and air pollution. The increase of these pollutions in the environment can reach a level which threaten the environmental health. Environment-friendly transportation methods and alternative solutions should be proposed to prevent the pollution in order to ensure sustainability of university campus and the surrounding environment for being an ideal living place in the future. In this study, preferred transportation type by the personnel and students that come to Selcuk University campus was investigated. The awareness of "sustainable university" concept among the students and employees in the campus was surveyed. Requirements for a more sustainable campus and ways to encourage alternative methods of transportation were discussed.