University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2022 Proceedings
Publication year: 2022
Page: 6552 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-09-45476-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2022.1641
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
We are going to present a project that we have developed in our university in the Civil Engineering degree. The main purpose of this project has been to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum of the aforementioned degreeand in Final Degree Projects. The transport and supply infrastructure aimed at civil engineering has a major impact on the environment and climate change, and their proper planning and design can contribute significantly to the fight against climate change and the challenge of a more sustainable society. For this, the design of transport infrastructures is proposed to access the Bizkaia Campus (Leioa) by bicycle and electric scooter, which can contribute significantly to the sustainability of the university itself.

The study has been carried out in four stages: first, the demand of the campus itself has been analyzed, studying the origin of the students. This has made it possible to detect which are the municipalities from which the majority of the students depart. In a second part, the existing public transport and its use have been analyzed to detect possible areas where a bike lane or a lane for scooters could be complementary to public transport. Thirdly, the existing roads have been studied, characterizing all of them with their width, speed and number of lanes and slopes, in order to determine their suitability for the installation of bicycle or scooter lanes. Finally, all the information has been integrated to be able to propose the new infrastructures.

In this way, on the one hand, three new cycle routes have been designed, which start from the three municipalities that send the most students to the Bizkaia campus, and run along roads with low speed, minimum slope and necessary width. On the other hand, a specific lane for electric scooters has been designed that starts at the Leioa metro station and ends at the Leioa campus itself.

With the design of these new infrastructures, it is intended to work on sustainability in the Civil Engineering degree through Final Degree Projects that design sustainable infrastructures and contribute, in turn, to the sustainability of our university and society.
Sustainability, mobility, civil engineering, transport, agenda 2030.