Urban mobility performance indicators: a bibliometric analysis

Abstract This paper aims to identify the most used urban mobility metrics by means of a bibliometric analysis. Therefore, a qualitative and quantitative study was carried out from a selection of 49 articles, between 1989 and 2016. Scopus and Web of Science were used as databases. The performed study verified the predominance of papers focused on environmental and efficiency perspectives in urban transport systems. Furthermore, it was possible to verify the emergence of new approaches such as sustainable mobility, resilient transport and smart mobility. Two hundred and twenty eight categories of metrics and performance indicators were identified and grouped into twelve perspectives. The categorization proposed by this paper can assist researchers on future works on the topic addressed.