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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.

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.

Motor traffic reduction: A road to be travelled (2023)
Journal Article
Davis, A. (2023). Motor traffic reduction: A road to be travelled. Journal of Transport and Health, 33, Article 101688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2023.101688

Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the eighth-leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 1.35 million deaths each year (Road Safety, 2022). Vehicle speed is a major contributory factor in many road traffic deaths and life changing injuries. It is... Read More about Motor traffic reduction: A road to be travelled.

Road space reallocation in Scotland: A health impact assessment (2023)
Journal Article
Douglas, M. J., Teuton, J., Macdonald, A., Whyte, B., & Davis, A. L. (2023). Road space reallocation in Scotland: A health impact assessment. Journal of transport & health, 30, Article 101625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2023.101625

Introduction Road space reallocation involves re-distributing space away from motor vehicles, including car parking and carriageway space, towards other uses. This can promote a shift to more sustainable travel modes and is likely to affect health t... Read More about Road space reallocation in Scotland: A health impact assessment.

Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice (2022)
Report
Götschi, T., Davis, A., & Racioppi, F. (2022). Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice. Bonn, Germany: WHO Europe

Active travel modes, especially walking and cycling, are now recognized by many as modes that are fully equal to other urban transport modes, integrated in planning frameworks, and adopted as part of the mainstream – not just in trailblazer countries... Read More about Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice.

Transport and health: A personal and UK perspective (2020)
Book Chapter
Davis, A. (2020). Transport and health: A personal and UK perspective. In C. Curtis (Ed.), Handbook of Sustainable Transport (48-57). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789900477.00016

Starting in an era where three quantifiable impacts of road transport were viewed as the sum total of impacts – casualties and air and noise pollution – from the embryo of the evolving transport and health interdisciplinary field is charted from the... Read More about Transport and health: A personal and UK perspective.

Equality of restraint: Reframing road safety through the ethics of private motorised transport (2020)
Journal Article
Davis, A. L., & Obree, D. (2020). Equality of restraint: Reframing road safety through the ethics of private motorised transport. Journal of transport & health, 19, Article 100970. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2020.100970

Background Motoring is an emancipation. It is both an individual freedom and a collective freedom with car ownership at 30, 491, 000 vehicles by 2019 in Great Britain. Yet, as the evidence of the impacts of road transport accumulates and the health... Read More about Equality of restraint: Reframing road safety through the ethics of private motorised transport.

Making the shift to sustainable transport in Scotland (2020)
Journal Article
Davis, A., & Whyte, B. (2022). Making the shift to sustainable transport in Scotland. Cities and Health, 6(2), 267-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1812332

Transport sector decarbonisation is a Scottish Government policy aim. Recent legislation and funding announcements are beginning a shift away from support for habitual car use. Sustainable transport is augmented by co-benefits of active travel itself... Read More about Making the shift to sustainable transport in Scotland.

Beyond cycle lanes and large-scale infrastructure: a scoping review of initiatives that groups and organisations can implement to promote cycling for the Cycle Nation Project (2020)
Journal Article
Kelly, P., Williamson, C., Baker, G., Davis, A., Broadfield, S., Coles, A., Connell, H., Logan, G., Pell, J. P., Gray, C. M., & Gill, J. M. (2020). Beyond cycle lanes and large-scale infrastructure: a scoping review of initiatives that groups and organisations can implement to promote cycling for the Cycle Nation Project. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(23), 1405-1415. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101447

Background/objectives: Cycling has well-established positive relationships with health. Evidence suggests that large-scale infrastructure and built-environment initiatives to promote cycling are likely to be necessary but not sufficient to maximise c... Read More about Beyond cycle lanes and large-scale infrastructure: a scoping review of initiatives that groups and organisations can implement to promote cycling for the Cycle Nation Project.

Moving to healthy transport: the drivers of transformational change – a view from Scotland (2020)
Book Chapter
Davis, A. L. (2020). Moving to healthy transport: the drivers of transformational change – a view from Scotland. In M. J. Nieuwenhuijsen, & H. Khreis (Eds.), Advances in Transportation and Health (407-421). (1). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819136-1.00019-X

The need to stabilize global average temperature rises to no more than 1.5 degrees may be the driver for transformational change that will also deliver major improvements in public health. Barriers to change in the transport sector have long included... Read More about Moving to healthy transport: the drivers of transformational change – a view from Scotland.

A public health approach to assessing road safety equity - The Rose cycle (2019)
Book Chapter
Pilkington, P., & Davis, A. (2019). A public health approach to assessing road safety equity - The Rose cycle. In K. Lucas, & K. Mertens (Eds.), Measuring Transport Equity (159-170). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814818-1.00010-X

This chapter explores challenges with assessing equity with regards to road traffic collisions (RTCs). The authors propose an approach that seeks to address not only injury outcomes, but also other equity issues, which is a fairer method of evaluatin... Read More about A public health approach to assessing road safety equity - The Rose cycle.

Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial (2019)
Journal Article
Audrey, S., Fisher, H., Cooper, A., Gaunt, D., Garfield, K., Metcalfe, C., Hollingworth, W., Gillison, F., Gabe-Walters, M., Rodgers, S., Davis, A. L., Insall, P., & Procter, S. (2019). Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19(1), Article 427. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6791-4

Background: Opportunities for working adults to accumulate recommended physical activity levels (at least 150min of moderate intensity physical activity in bouts of at least 10 min throughout the week) may include the commute to work. Systematic revi... Read More about Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

How commuting affects subjective wellbeing (2019)
Journal Article
Clark, B., Chatterjee, K., Martin, A., & Davis, A. (2020). How commuting affects subjective wellbeing. Transportation, 47, 2777–2805. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-019-09983-9

Commuting between home and work is routinely performed by workers and any wellbeing impacts of commuting will consequently affect a large proportion of the population. This paper presents findings from analyses of the impact of commuting (time and mo... Read More about How commuting affects subjective wellbeing.

Vicious or virtuous circles? Exploring the vulnerability of drivers to break low urban speed limits (2016)
Journal Article
Tapp, A., Nancarrow, C., Davis, A., & Jones, S. (2016). Vicious or virtuous circles? Exploring the vulnerability of drivers to break low urban speed limits. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 91, 195-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2016.06.007

Levels of support for 20 mph limits in Great Britain are consistently high. However, these positive attitudes are not translating into similarly positive behaviour changes in terms of complying with these new speed limits.Recent research from the aut... Read More about Vicious or virtuous circles? Exploring the vulnerability of drivers to break low urban speed limits.