European Transport Research Review

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List of Papers (Total 268)

City-hubs for smarter cities. The case of Lille “EuraFlandres” interchange

Introduction The importance of the transport infrastructure role is often described in the attempt to describe the characteristics of a “smart city”. Good planning and organization of communication networks contributes to the development of cities that are more fluid and user-friendly and sustainable, concepts underlying “smart cities”. The paper focuses on the impact on social ...

Investigation and sensitivity analysis of air pollution caused by road transportation at signalized intersections using IVE model in Iran

Introduction The development of urbanization has had many negative outcomes in different societies. Population growth and the increase in the transportation are the consequences of urban growth which has resulted into problems. Vehicles are responsible for 90% of air pollution in Iran and it is essential to use authentic models of traffic emissions in accordance with the current ...

The role of fines and rewards in the self-regulation of young drivers

Purpose The current study examined the relations between objective and subjective measures of driving patterns, focusing on traffic violations. In addition, the study explored the potential use of rewards in order to modify driving behaviors and examined the relationship between attitudinal and demographic variables and the frequency of speeding. Method We acquired subjective and ...

Integrated American-European protocol for safety interventions on existing two-lane rural roads

Purpose The main purpose was to integrate two strategies for road safety analyses (qualitative: audits, inspections; and quantitative: accident predictions) and develop a possible protocol for the safety interventions on existing two-lane rural road segments. Those road sections do not typically belong to the TEN-network, to which the 2008/96/EC Directive is mainly oriented. Hence, ...

Simulation of B2C e-commerce distribution in Antwerp using cargo bikes and delivery points

Purpose The growth of e-commerce is accompanied by an increasing distribution of parcels in cities resulting in externalities like traffic congestion or emissions. As a consequence, different delivery concepts like bike deliveries or delivery points have been suggested. Naturally, companies will only accept these changes, if they do not result in higher costs. However, it is ...

Exploring the relationship between urban freight demand and the purchasing behaviour of a University

Introduction This research was focused on the ‘receiver’ end of the supply chain that has, in recent years, emerged as a novel area of investigation by European urban freight researchers. The paper explores the importance of procurement policy and mechanisms in a higher education establishment in order to drive a sustainable approach to inbound logistics. There is little known of ...

Equity in transport: Learning from the policy domains of housing, health care and education

Introduction The aim of this paper is to explore the equity principles in three main domains of government intervention (health, education and especially housing) and to draw lessons for the domain of transport. In line with the burgeoning literature, we consider equity in transport to be primarily – albeit not only – concerned with the level of accessibility conferred by the ...

Data stories from urban loading bays

Purpose Freight vehicle parking facilities at large urban freight traffic generators, such as urban retail malls, are often characterized by a high volume of vehicle arrivals and a poor parking supply infrastructure. Recurrent congestion of freight parking facilities generates environmental (e.g. pollution), economic (e.g. delays in deliveries) and social (e.g. traffic) negative ...

Modelling delay saving through pro-active incident management techniques

Purpose Road traffic incidents cause delay, affect public safety and the environment. The CEDR PRIMA project aims to extend practical guidance for traffic managers in pro-active Traffic Incident Management (TIM) techniques to reduce the impacts and associated costs of incidents. Methods The paper describes modelling methods used in the project for assessing the effect of different ...

Cars and ground-level ozone: how do fuels compare?

Introduction An important question for policy-makers is how the main automotive fuels – diesel, gasoline, LPG (and increasingly, electricity) – compare in terms of ground-level ozone formation. Methods Based on recent, equivalent emissions data, the study compares ozone formation on a per-kilometre basis of the main fuels: gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity ...

The complexity of planning for goods delivery in a shared urban space: a case study involving cyclists and trucks

Introduction Growth in urban areas has resulted in conflicts between road users as they share the roadway. Such conflicts are only exacerbated by failings in the planning process. The purpose of this study is to examine, through a case study in Trondheim, Norway, issues related to freight delivery on a street section with a high volume of cyclists in order to identify how and where ...

Does competition in the housing market cause transport poverty? Interrelations of residential location choice and mobility

Introduction This contribution examines the impact of the housing market on daily mobility and is based on the assumption that, in a supply-dominated housing market, as availability and affordability decline, many people must compromise, particularly on accessibility-related decision criteria when searching for a residential location. This applies even more to households with low ...

Japan’s transport planning at national level, natural disasters, and their interplays

This research aims to give an overview of Japan’s national-level transport planning schemes, and to discuss interplays between them and recoveries from natural disasters. In the first part, Japan’s national spatial development plans and long-term planning schemes for railway, road, port and airport infrastructures are reviewed and compared. In the second part, imbalance embedded in ...

Stated preference survey for estimating passenger transfer penalties: design and application to Madrid

Introduction Transfers in multimodal urban trips imply a disutility for travellers, who perceive them as a penalty when using public transport. It is therefore important to estimate the utility associated to transfers and the main factors affecting it, to allow policymakers to reduce users’ perceived disutility and enhance their intention to use public transport. The aim of this ...

Opening the door to social equity: local and participatory approaches to transportation planning in Montreal

Purpose Transportation systems play a key role in providing individuals with a diversity of means to access their desired destinations and have significant impacts on their quality of life. The social perspective of mobility is, however, marginalized in the current model of transportation planning and significant changes are called for. This study aims to identify the barriers and ...

An improved approach for association rule mining using a multi-criteria decision support system: a case study in road safety

Purpose Road accidents have come to be considered a major public health problem worldwide. The aim of many studies is therefore to identify the main factors contributing to the severity of crashes. Methods This paper examines a large-scale data mining technique known as association rule mining, which can predict future accidents in advance and allow drivers to avoid the dangers. ...

An approach to geometry-based dynamic location referencing

Introduction An important requirement for knowledge infrastructures in smart cities is the continuous updating of location-based information. Protocols for dynamic location referencing like e.g. OpenLR or AGORA-C tackle the problem of accurately matching locations between dissimilar digital maps. They are map-agnostic and aim at limiting the amount of descriptive data to reduce ...

Crowd logistics: an opportunity for more sustainable urban freight transport?

Purpose Passenger car occupancy has been falling for years. Partly empty vehicles on our road networks decrease passenger transport sustainability but also contain an opportunity for freight transport. Within Crowd logistics (CL), delivery operations are carried out by using passengers’ excess capacity on journeys that are already taking place, resulting in economic, social and ...

Policy insights and modelling challenges: The case of passenger car powertrain technology transition in the European Union

Purpose We are interested in what policy insights can be transferred from EU countries that have been most successful in introducing EVs to those that are debating policy options. As we use a model to explore this, we are also interested in the application of modelling, seeking to understand if real world policies and results can be replicated in a model and, more generally, the ...

The use of freight apps in road freight transport for CO2 reduction

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate how a smart phone freight application service (Apps) could reduce CO2 emissions in road freight transport and to identify the core problems for improvements. Methods This research uses a multiple-case-study approach to examine several existing freight apps in the Chinese market. The study was conducted using multiple data ...

An evaluation of train control information systems for sustainable railway using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) model

Purpose In the process of nowadays efficiency evaluation of any mode of transportation, sustainability results are the most important factor. In regard to railway sustainability, Train Control Information Systems (TCIS) are such advanced systems with important positive impacts. The main purpose of this study was therefore the evaluation of these impacts as well as the evaluation of ...

Maintaining and researching port safety: a case study of the port of Kaohsiung

Introduction Maintaining port safety in full conformity with IMO standards is a requisite for every port and country. To do this, understanding the challenges and human factors involved is key. To date, much research has shed valuable light on these factors and considered how to address them. One aspect that is often noted is that both maintaining port safety and researching port ...

Smart urban freight planning process: integrating desk, living lab and modelling approaches in decision-making

Purpose This paper proposes an innovative approach to decision-making processes for urban freight planning that could easily be transferred across cities while capable of jointly taking into account: (1) all the conceivable and updated urban freight transport (UFT) measures that should apply to the specific city culture, structure and evolution, (2) all the relevant stakeholders ...