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Opening out and closing down: the treatment of uncertainty in transport planning’s forecasting paradigm (2019)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., & Marsden, G. (2019). Opening out and closing down: the treatment of uncertainty in transport planning’s forecasting paradigm. Transportation, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-019-10067-x

© 2019, The Author(s). Since the 1960s, development of the transport system has been framed by the notion of forecasting future demand. Yet the past decade or more appears to signal some significant changes to the role of travel in society which are... Read More about Opening out and closing down: the treatment of uncertainty in transport planning’s forecasting paradigm.

The wicked problem of travel time use and the effects of ICTs (2019)
Book Chapter
Lyons, G. (in press). The wicked problem of travel time use and the effects of ICTs. In E. Ben-Elia (Ed.), The Evolving Impact of ICT on Activities and Travel BehaviourElsevier

Travel time matters. It is part of many people’s everyday lives. Saving of travel time and the value attributed to it remain a principal justification for investment in the transport system which in turn shapes that system, its use and in turn influe... Read More about The wicked problem of travel time use and the effects of ICTs.

The importance of user perspective in the evolution of MaaS (2019)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., Hammond, P., & Mackay, K. (2019). The importance of user perspective in the evolution of MaaS. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 121, 22-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.12.010

The rapid emergence of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) into the transport sector’s lexicon has brought with it an air of expectation that suggests a future mobility revolution. This paper focusses on the user perspective and offers a deepening of socio-... Read More about The importance of user perspective in the evolution of MaaS.

Handling uncertainty in transport planning and decision making - Report of a roundtable discussion held in London on 20 July 2018 (2018)
Report
Lyons, G. (2018). Handling uncertainty in transport planning and decision making - Report of a roundtable discussion held in London on 20 July 2018

In the 1700s, the French philosopher Voltaire reportedly said “Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.” The transport sector is becoming increasingly alive to how uncertain the future is. There is significant (or ‘de... Read More about Handling uncertainty in transport planning and decision making - Report of a roundtable discussion held in London on 20 July 2018.

10‐year review of  the competencies expected of  transport planning professionals (2018)
Report
Lyons, G. (2018). 10‐year review of  the competencies expected of  transport planning professionals

2018 marks 10 years since the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification was launched. Since then over 200 transport planners have secured TPP status with many more on their journey towards being qualified. A lot has changed in those 10 year... Read More about 10‐year review of  the competencies expected of  transport planning professionals.

The many assumptions about self‐driving cars – Where are we heading and who is in the driving seat? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Parkhurst, G., & Lyons, G. (2018, July). The many assumptions about self‐driving cars – Where are we heading and who is in the driving seat?. Paper presented at 16th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting

Will our future be filled with self-driving cars? If so, when are they due to hit our streets, will they have steering wheels, and will people own them or hail them? There is, we suggest, an ‘emotive enthusiasm’ amongst policymakers and industry play... Read More about The many assumptions about self‐driving cars – Where are we heading and who is in the driving seat?.

Is transport planning fit for purpose? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Lyons, G. (2018, July). Is transport planning fit for purpose?. Paper presented at The 16th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting

Transport planning to those outside the profession may be invisible or misconstrued, yet for those on the inside we see its significance to each and every person in society. Transport planning is about developing the transport system and its use in a... Read More about Is transport planning fit for purpose?.

Epilogue: the new frontiers of behavioral research on the interrelationships between ICT, activities, time use and mobility (2018)
Journal Article
Ben-Elia, E., Lyons, G., & Mokhtarian, P. (2018). Epilogue: the new frontiers of behavioral research on the interrelationships between ICT, activities, time use and mobility. Transportation, 45(2), 479-497. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-018-9871-x

© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. This special issue is a product of the international symposium on “ICT, Activities, Time Use and Travel” that was hosted by Nanjing University from 16 to 18 July 2016. The symposi... Read More about Epilogue: the new frontiers of behavioral research on the interrelationships between ICT, activities, time use and mobility.

Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Urge-Vorsatz, D., Rosales Carreón, J., Mokhtarian, P. L., Dijst, M., Worrell, E., Böcker, L., …Zeyringer, M. (2018). Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 132, 190-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.09.014

© 2017 The Author(s) The discussion on urban metabolism has been long dominated by natural scientists focussing on natural forces shaping the energy and material flows in urban systems. However, in the anthropocene human forces such as industrializat... Read More about Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective.

The dynamics of urban metabolism in the face of digitalization and changing lifestyles: Understanding and influencing our cities (2017)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., Mokhtarian, P., Dijst, M., & Böcker, L. (2018). The dynamics of urban metabolism in the face of digitalization and changing lifestyles: Understanding and influencing our cities. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 132, 246-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.07.032

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The world's population continues to grow. With a trend of urbanisation apparent, increasing attention is now being given to understanding and shaping our cities to support an evolving society. Urban metabolism concerns the flows... Read More about The dynamics of urban metabolism in the face of digitalization and changing lifestyles: Understanding and influencing our cities.

Getting smart about urban mobility – aligning the paradigms of smart and sustainable (2016)
Journal Article
Lyons, G. (2018). Getting smart about urban mobility – aligning the paradigms of smart and sustainable. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 115, 4-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2016.12.001

The digital age continues its advance, bringing with it remarkable technological possibilities. Such possibilities are founded upon an increasingly fine-grained electronic connectivity of people, places and objects allied to powerful data gathering a... Read More about Getting smart about urban mobility – aligning the paradigms of smart and sustainable.

Changing times – A decade of empirical insight into the experience of rail passengers in Great Britain (2016)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., Jain, J., & Weir, I. (2016). Changing times – A decade of empirical insight into the experience of rail passengers in Great Britain. Journal of Transport Geography, 57, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.10.003

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd In the last decade the number of rail passenger journeys in Great Britain has increased by half and car trips per person are down by a tenth. Meanwhile there has been significant growth in internet use and ownership of smartphones... Read More about Changing times – A decade of empirical insight into the experience of rail passengers in Great Britain.

Transport analysis in an uncertain world (2016)
Journal Article
Lyons, G. (2016). Transport analysis in an uncertain world. Transport Reviews, 36(5), 553-557. https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2016.1194613

This short article reflects upon the task of informing policymaking and investment decisions in times of deep uncertainty, in the face of problems that are more 'wicked' than 'tame' and in the context of ever present biases.

Understanding the process that gives rise to household car ownership level changes (2016)
Journal Article
Clark, B., Lyons, G., & Chatterjee, K. (2016). Understanding the process that gives rise to household car ownership level changes. Journal of Transport Geography, 55, 110-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.07.009

© 2016 The Authors Quantitative studies have revealed that changes to the number of cars owned by households are more likely to occur at the time of life events. However, causal explanations of such relationships are either absent or lacking evidence... Read More about Understanding the process that gives rise to household car ownership level changes.

Guidance for transport planning and policymaking in the face of an uncertain future (2016)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., & Davidson, C. (2016). Guidance for transport planning and policymaking in the face of an uncertain future. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 88, 104-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2016.03.012

Uncertainty of outcome is widely recognised as a concern facing decision-makers and their advisors. In a number of spheres of policy, it appears uncertainty has intensified in the face of globalisation, economic instability, climate change, technolog... Read More about Guidance for transport planning and policymaking in the face of an uncertain future.

Towards a theory of the dynamics of household car ownership: Insights from a mobility biographies approach (2015)
Book Chapter
Clark, B., Chatterjee, K., & Lyons, G. (2015). Towards a theory of the dynamics of household car ownership: Insights from a mobility biographies approach. In J. Scheiner, & C. Holz-Rau (Eds.), Mobility Biographies and Mobility Socialisation, 97-144. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-07546-0_6

Household car ownership has arguably been one of the most widely studied areas within the field of transport research. Recently, studies in this area have moved to a focus on understanding the dynamic (time varying) nature of household car ownership.... Read More about Towards a theory of the dynamics of household car ownership: Insights from a mobility biographies approach.

The digital revolution and worthwhile use of travel time: implications for appraisal and forecasting (2015)
Journal Article
Wardman, M., & Lyons, G. (2016). The digital revolution and worthwhile use of travel time: implications for appraisal and forecasting. Transportation, 43(3), 507-530. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-015-9587-0

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Savings in travel time and more specifically their monetary value typically constitute the main benefit to justify major investment in transport schemes. However, worthwhile use of travel time is an i... Read More about The digital revolution and worthwhile use of travel time: implications for appraisal and forecasting.

Future mobility in an ageing society - Where are we heading? (2015)
Journal Article
Shergold, I., Lyons, G., & Hubers, C. (2015). Future mobility in an ageing society - Where are we heading?. Journal of Transport and Health, 2(1), 86-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2014.10.005

The demographic profile of UK society is changing as people live longer. Maintaining the wellbeing and quality of life of an ageing society is set to be extremely challenging. To what extent can the state afford to meet a potentially burgeoning deman... Read More about Future mobility in an ageing society - Where are we heading?.