International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering

A monthly peer-reviewed online and print journal

ISSN Online 2278-1021
ISSN Print 2319-5940

Abstract: Abstract-The present way of transport development in Kerala noted by over dependence on motor vehicles leads   our state into a greater disaster in transportation system. Increased use of personal vehicles in areas where it is unable to afford proper transport facilities comes at heavy economic and environmental problems. With the number of vehicles on its roads increasing to unmanageable levels, Kerala is already in the pressure of transportation crisis. Unless adaptive and innovative measures are adopted, the State might find it is impossible to assign an efficient transportation system. A sustainable or green transportation system should control air emissions, traffic congestion, excessive fuel use, and it must consider the present and long term needs for the environment, economic growth and equity. Walking and bicycling have negligible environmental effects. However, they are affected by the environmental impact of motorized transport. Walkers and cyclist are turning to be a rare sight in the cities. The union government has claimed that it has taken many important steps to make public transportation system sustainable and environment friendly. Many projects aimed for more sustainable mobility are either not or only partially successful. Sustainable mobility needs substantial changes in individual travel behavior. This paper studies the willingness of an urban population to use sustainable vehicles and their readiness to reduce car usage and also the barriers and motivations to using sustainable transportation for daily trips by conducting a survey of vehicle users. Modes of sustainable transportation considered in this project are pedestrians, bicycle and public transportation. Distribution of the questionnaire will make from house to house and also approaching respondent at the recreation center, shopping centers etc., for the selected area.

Keywords: Sustainable Transportation, Questionnaire, Car Sharing, Cycle Tracks, Household Survey