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To move or not to move: A review of residential relocation trends after COVID-19 (2024)
Journal Article
Ilham, M. A., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Mora, L. (2024). To move or not to move: A review of residential relocation trends after COVID-19. Cities, 151, Article 105078. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2024.105078

The restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to significant changes in travel behaviour and public activities, and they might have contributed to changes in residential location choices. However, research examining the relationship... Read More about To move or not to move: A review of residential relocation trends after COVID-19.

Effective Trigger Speeds for Vehicle Activated Signs on 20 mph Roads in Rural Areas (2024)
Journal Article
Olowosegun, A., Fountas, G., & Davis, A. (2024). Effective Trigger Speeds for Vehicle Activated Signs on 20 mph Roads in Rural Areas. Safety, 10(1), Article 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety10010025

This paper aims to offer novel empirical evidence as to the identification of the most effective Trigger Speeds (TS) for Vehicle-Activated Signs (VAS) in rural areas. To achieve this, an experimental study was carried out in the area of Scottish Bord... Read More about Effective Trigger Speeds for Vehicle Activated Signs on 20 mph Roads in Rural Areas.

Analysis of traffic conflicts with right-turning vehicles at unsignalized intersections in suburban areas (2023)
Journal Article
Sheykhfard, A., Haghighi, F., Bakhtiari, S., Moridpour, S., Xie, K., & Fountas, G. (online). Analysis of traffic conflicts with right-turning vehicles at unsignalized intersections in suburban areas. International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtst.2023.10.008

Right-turn collisions at intersections are one of the most dominant crash types in suburban areas, especially at unsignalized intersections. There is, however, a lack of comprehensive research on the speed patterns of vehicles during right-turn manoe... Read More about Analysis of traffic conflicts with right-turning vehicles at unsignalized intersections in suburban areas.

An empirical analysis of the factors influencing Scottish residents’ compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions (2023)
Journal Article
Semple, T., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Downey, L. (2023). An empirical analysis of the factors influencing Scottish residents’ compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 178, Article 103842. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2023.103842

This study uses survey data to investigate the factors affecting compliance with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions. The survey contained self-reported data (n=819) regarding various aspects of Scottish residents’ COVID-19 travel... Read More about An empirical analysis of the factors influencing Scottish residents’ compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages? (2023)
Journal Article
Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Downey, L. (2024). Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages?. Travel Behaviour and Society, 34, Article 100647. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2023.100647

Amidst a period of operational and financial challenges for the bus industry, the advent of Automated Buses (ABs) could be an opportunity to boost the attractiveness of public transport. This paper examines the determinants of changes in bus use afte... Read More about Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages?.

Assessing the Impact of 20 mph Speed Limits on Vehicle Speeds in Rural Areas: The Case of the Scottish Borders (2023)
Journal Article
Olowosegun, A., Fountas, G., & Davis, A. (in press). Assessing the Impact of 20 mph Speed Limits on Vehicle Speeds in Rural Areas: The Case of the Scottish Borders. Safety, 9(3), Article 66. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety9030066

This paper aims at delivering new empirical evidence as to the effectiveness of 20 mph speed limits in rural areas. For this purpose, speed and traffic data were drawn from the area of the Scottish Borders, UK, where the local Council led the rollout... Read More about Assessing the Impact of 20 mph Speed Limits on Vehicle Speeds in Rural Areas: The Case of the Scottish Borders.

Evasive actions to prevent pedestrian collisions in varying space/time contexts in diverse urban and non-urban areas (2023)
Journal Article
Sheykhfard, A., Haghighi, F., Das, S., & Fountas, G. (2023). Evasive actions to prevent pedestrian collisions in varying space/time contexts in diverse urban and non-urban areas. Accident analysis and prevention, 192, Article 107270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2023.107270

This study aims to identify driver-safe evasive actions associated with pedestrian crash risk in diverse urban and non-urban areas. The research focuses on the integration of quantitative methods and granular naturalistic data to examine the impacts... Read More about Evasive actions to prevent pedestrian collisions in varying space/time contexts in diverse urban and non-urban areas.

An In-Depth Econometric Analysis of Pavement Performance and Service Life by Pavement Rehabilitation Treatment Type and Delivery Method (2023)
Journal Article
David, D., Ahmed, S. S., Sarwar, M. T., Fountas, G., & Anastasopoulos, P. (2023). An In-Depth Econometric Analysis of Pavement Performance and Service Life by Pavement Rehabilitation Treatment Type and Delivery Method. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 29(4), https://doi.org/10.1061/jitse4.iseng-2203

This paper delivers a detailed statistical assessment of pavement rehabilitation treatments by delivery methods via studying their performance in terms of pavement indicators (international roughness index, rutting depth, and pavement condition ratin... Read More about An In-Depth Econometric Analysis of Pavement Performance and Service Life by Pavement Rehabilitation Treatment Type and Delivery Method.

On the attitudes toward automation in determining the intention to use automated buses in Scotland (2023)
Journal Article
Nanethan Rahim, A., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Downey, L. (2023). On the attitudes toward automation in determining the intention to use automated buses in Scotland. Transportation research record, 2677(9), 384-396. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981231159116

Vehicle automation technology is expected to bring significant benefits to transit systems. For public transportation to continue being a viable mobility alternative to private modes, automated technologies are anticipated to be actively utilized in... Read More about On the attitudes toward automation in determining the intention to use automated buses in Scotland.

Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Semple, T., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (2023). Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland. Transportation research record, 2677(4), 904-916. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981221119192

In this study, we use survey data (n=6,000) to investigate the work trip patterns of Scottish residents at various points of the COVID-19 pandemic. We focus specifically on the reported patterns of weekly work trips made during the government-enforce... Read More about Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. (2022). The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 163, 338-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2022.06.005

This paper examines the determinants of changes in future public transport use in Scotland after the COVID-19 pandemic. An online questionnaire was distributed to 994 Scottish residents in order to identify travel habits, attitudes and preferences du... Read More about The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland.

Assessing School Travel Safety in Scotland: An Empirical Analysis of Injury Severities for Accidents in the School Commute (2022)
Journal Article
Fountas, G., Olowosegun, A., & Basbas, S. (2022). Assessing School Travel Safety in Scotland: An Empirical Analysis of Injury Severities for Accidents in the School Commute. Safety, 8(2), Article 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety8020029

School travel has been a significant source of safety concerns for children, parents, and public authorities. It will continue to be a source of concerns as long as severe accidents continue to emerge during pupils’ commute to school. This study prov... Read More about Assessing School Travel Safety in Scotland: An Empirical Analysis of Injury Severities for Accidents in the School Commute.

DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland (2022)
Data
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., & Fountas, G. (2022). DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. [Data]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2022.2853752

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute has been undertaking a study, funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), into its impact on transport and travel in Scotland. As part of this research... Read More about DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland.

Analysis of Pedestrian Accident Injury-Severities at Road Junctions and Crossings using an Advanced Random Parameter Modelling Framework: The Case of Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Olowosegun, A., Babajide, N., Akintola, A., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (2022). Analysis of Pedestrian Accident Injury-Severities at Road Junctions and Crossings using an Advanced Random Parameter Modelling Framework: The Case of Scotland. Accident analysis and prevention, 169, Article 106610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2022.106610

This paper investigates the determinants of injury severities in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents at signalised and unsignalised junctions, and at physically-controlled and human-controlled crossings in Scotland. The accident data were drawn from t... Read More about Analysis of Pedestrian Accident Injury-Severities at Road Junctions and Crossings using an Advanced Random Parameter Modelling Framework: The Case of Scotland.

Demographic and Behavioural Factors Affecting Public Support for Pedestrianisation in City Centres: The Case of Edinburgh, UK (2022)
Journal Article
Semple, T., & Fountas, G. (2023). Demographic and Behavioural Factors Affecting Public Support for Pedestrianisation in City Centres: The Case of Edinburgh, UK. International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, 12(1), 103-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtst.2021.12.001

This paper provides an integrated analytical framework to investigate the demographic and behavioural factors that significantly influence public support for pedestrianisation. Pedestrianisation is often introduced by local authorities with the inten... Read More about Demographic and Behavioural Factors Affecting Public Support for Pedestrianisation in City Centres: The Case of Edinburgh, UK.

Survey data on public perceptions towards flying cars and flying taxi services (2022)
Journal Article
Eker, U., Fountas, G., Ahmed, S. S., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2022). Survey data on public perceptions towards flying cars and flying taxi services. Data in Brief, 41, Article 107981. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.107981

An online survey was conducted to evaluate public perceptions towards an emerging transportation technology, namely the flying car, which is expected to join the existing traffic fleet within the following decades. Responses from 692 survey participa... Read More about Survey data on public perceptions towards flying cars and flying taxi services.

The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies (2021)
Journal Article
Sonduru Pantangi, S., Fountas, G., Tawfiq Sarwar, M., Bhargava, A., Mohan, S. B., Savolainen, P., & Ch. Anastasopoulos, P. (2022). The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 33, Article 100192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2021.100192

Since the mid-2000s, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) have been established in transportation infrastructure projects as an effective alternative to the traditional procurement process, such as design-bid-build where the design and construction are... Read More about The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies.

Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds (2021)
Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Fountas, G. (2021). Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds. Energies, 14(21), 7209. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217209

Vehicle speeds have a direct relationship with the severity of road crashes and may influence their probability of occurrence. Solar-powered active road studs have been shown to have a positive effect on driver confidence, but their impact on vehicle... Read More about Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds.

Trips for Outdoor Exercise at Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Scotland   (2021)
Journal Article
Semple, T., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (2021). Trips for Outdoor Exercise at Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Scotland  . Journal of transport & health, 23, Article 101280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2021.101280

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has had exceptional effects on travel behaviour in the UK. This paper focuses specifically on the outdoor exercise trips of Scottish residents at several distinct points of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the negative... Read More about Trips for Outdoor Exercise at Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Scotland  .

Access to Ubiquitous Real-Time Information by Bus Passengers in Urban Contexts (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Islam, M. F., Fonzone, A., & Fountas, G. (2021, June). Access to Ubiquitous Real-Time Information by Bus Passengers in Urban Contexts. Presented at 2021 7th International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS), Heraklion, Greece

Due to higher smartphone uptake and Internet penetration rate, Ubiquitous Real-time Passenger Information (URTPI) has become available to and required by larger segments of the public transit passenger population. URTPI can influence perceptions rega... Read More about Access to Ubiquitous Real-Time Information by Bus Passengers in Urban Contexts.