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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.

DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland (2022)
Dataset
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., & Fountas, G. (2022). DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. [Dataset]. 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.

Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument? (2022)
Journal Article
Villa i Aguilar, X., Rye, T., McTigue, C., & Cowie, J. (2022). Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument?. Transport Policy, 120, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.02.011

Much research surrounds the move from publicly owned and operated bus markets to publicly controlled and privately operated markets, or in the case of Great Britain, a fully deregulated market. Little research however exists concerning the counter mo... Read More about Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument?.

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, 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.

Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue (2021)
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Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021). Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue. Dublin: CILT Ireland

Currently in 2021, the Dublin Port Company sought views on the long-term planning of essential port infrastructure for Dublin. We would like to put forward a few key points of discussion in the following sections.

Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States (2021)
Journal Article
Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., Eker, U., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (in press). Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2021.1916643

Flying cars, a new transportation mode capable of operating on both land and air, are expected to be introduced in the existing traffic fleet over the next decade or so. Due to their potential in offering flexible mobility patterns, as well as shorte... Read More about Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States.

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland (2021)
Report
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 21st March 2020 and on 24th March 2020, the UK and Scottish Governments imposed a ‘lockdown’, restricting everyday life activities to only the most essential. These Government... Read More about Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland.

Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport (2021)
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Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021). Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport. Dublin: Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport

We complement the DCC on their achievements to date and support DCC with their continued good work and initiatives in promoting sustainable movement and transport. The DCC sought views on promoting sustainable transport and active travel in Dubli... Read More about Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport.

Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors? (2021)
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Plant, E., & Zhang, X. (2021). Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?. Dublin: CILT Ireland

In response to the increasing climate disruption and global effort towards low-carbon transition, the Irish Government has set out to pursue a climate-resilient economy and become carbon neutral by 2050. This was set out in the Climate Action Bill... Read More about Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?.

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). Cheltenham: 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.

Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Plant, E., & Zhang, X. (2020, September). Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?. Paper presented at e-LRN 2020 Special Web Conference: Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains During Times of Crises, Cardiff [Online]

Purpose - In response to the increasing climate disruption and global effort to the low-carbon transition, the Irish Government has set out the national carbon emissions reduction target. The transport sector in Ireland is the second-largest contribu... Read More about Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?.

How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries (2020)
Journal Article
Fountas, G., Sun, Y., Akizu-Gardoki, O., & Pomponi, F. (2020). How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries. World, 1(1), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.3390/world1010003

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global mobility into the spotlight, with well over 100 countries having instituted either a full or partial lockdown by April 2020. Reduced mobility, whilst causing social and economic impacts, can also be beneficial... Read More about How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries.

The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents (2020)
Journal Article
Fountas, G., Fonzone, A., Gharavi, N., & Rye, T. (2020). The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 27, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100124

This study seeks to identify and analyze variations in the effect of contributing factors on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents across various lighting and weather conditions. To that end, injury-severity data from single-vehicle, injury a... Read More about The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents.

Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge (2020)
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Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2020). Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge. Dublin: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ireland)

This submission is to share insights on the transport policies towards climate change challenge and low-carbon transition in Ireland. CILT welcomes the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s (DTTAS) commissioning of a Review of Ireland’s Sus... Read More about Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge.

An Exploratory Investigation of Public Perceptions Towards Key Benefits and Concerns from the Future Use of Flying Cars (2019)
Journal Article
Eker, U., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P. C., & Still, S. E. (2020). An Exploratory Investigation of Public Perceptions Towards Key Benefits and Concerns from the Future Use of Flying Cars. Travel Behaviour and Society, 19, 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2019.07.003

The imminent introduction of flying cars in the traffic fleet is anticipated to modify the mobility patterns of urban commuters. Flying cars' hybrid operation on the ground and in the air, in conjunction with their (semi-) automated capabilities, may... Read More about An Exploratory Investigation of Public Perceptions Towards Key Benefits and Concerns from the Future Use of Flying Cars.

A Theoretical and Evidence Based Assessment of the Economics of Last Mile Delivery Consolidation (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J., & Fisken, K. (2019, December). A Theoretical and Evidence Based Assessment of the Economics of Last Mile Delivery Consolidation. Paper presented at 6th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight, University of Cambridge

Much research literature suggests that one mechanism through which the sustainability of road freight could be enhanced within the urban context, is through consolidation of consignments over ‘the last mile’. An often cited added benefit is that thi... Read More about A Theoretical and Evidence Based Assessment of the Economics of Last Mile Delivery Consolidation.

Are Friends Electric? Rethinking City Logistics (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J. (2019, October). Are Friends Electric? Rethinking City Logistics. Presented at TRI’s 5th Annual Electric Vehicle Event, Edinburgh Napier University

One commonly proposed solution to urban freight transport issues is the idea of consolidation over the last mile (through urban consolidation centres, UCC). Despite this strong focus, such initiatives have a horrendous commercial record, with very f... Read More about Are Friends Electric? Rethinking City Logistics.

Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information: A case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil (2019)
Journal Article
Tischer, V., Fountas, G., Polette, M., & Rye, T. (2019). Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information: A case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil. Journal of Transport and Health, 14, Article 100592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100592

Introduction Transportation is one of the main determinants of atmospheric pollutant emissions in urban areas. This externality has direct environmental, economic and public health consequences. This paper aims at investigating the space-time patte... Read More about Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information: A case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil.

An exploratory investigation of public perceptions towards safety and security from the future use of flying cars in the United States (2019)
Journal Article
Eker, U., Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2019). An exploratory investigation of public perceptions towards safety and security from the future use of flying cars in the United States. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 23, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2019.100103

This study aims at investigating public perceptions towards the safety and security implications that will arise after the future introduction of flying cars in the traffic fleet. In this context, we focus on individuals’ opinions about possible safe... Read More about An exploratory investigation of public perceptions towards safety and security from the future use of flying cars in the United States.