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A study of users' preferences after a brief exposure in a Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) (2021)
Journal Article
Paddeu, D., Tsouros, I., Parkhurst, G., Polydoropoulou, A., & Shergold, I. (2021). A study of users' preferences after a brief exposure in a Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV). Transportation Research Procedia, 52, 533-540. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2021.01.063

Shared Autonomous Vehicles are expected to significantly change transport and mobility, improving road safety, environmental impact and traffic efficiency. However, the successful implementation of a SAV mobility service strongly depends on public ac... Read More about A study of users' preferences after a brief exposure in a Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV).

Roads Runways and Resistance - from the Newbury Bypass to Extinction Rebellion (2021)
Book
Melia, S. (2021). Roads Runways and Resistance - from the Newbury Bypass to Extinction Rebellion. London: Pluto Press

From the anti-roads protests of the 1990s to HS2 and Extinction Rebellion, conflict and protest have shaped the politics of transport. In 1989, Margaret Thatcher's government announced 'the biggest road-building programme since the Romans.' This is t... Read More about Roads Runways and Resistance - from the Newbury Bypass to Extinction Rebellion.

Turning points in car ownership over the life course: Contributions from biographical interviews and panel data (2020)
Book Chapter
Chatterjee, K., & Clark, B. (2020). Turning points in car ownership over the life course: Contributions from biographical interviews and panel data. In Mobility and Travel Behaviour Across the Life Course (17-32). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789907810

There is still much to learn about why people make major changes to their personal mobility. It is challenging to identify the points in time when people make major changes in their personal mobility and the circumstances in which such changes take p... Read More about Turning points in car ownership over the life course: Contributions from biographical interviews and panel data.

A qualitative study of the accessibility of a typical UK town cycle network to disabled cyclists (2020)
Journal Article
Cox, B., & Bartle, C. (2020). A qualitative study of the accessibility of a typical UK town cycle network to disabled cyclists. Journal of Transport and Health, 19, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2020.100954

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Introduction: Cycling offers significant benefits for disabled people in the form of independent mobility and improved management of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity through increased physical... Read More about A qualitative study of the accessibility of a typical UK town cycle network to disabled cyclists.

Putting users at the centre of MaaS (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Rothnie, A., Lyons, G., Smith, A., & Cassidy, S. (2020, September). Putting users at the centre of MaaS. Paper presented at Transport Practitioners Meeting, Online

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. The authors take an action-oriented approach putting MaaS theory into practi... Read More about Putting users at the centre of MaaS.

The potential for automation to transform urban deliveries: Drivers, barriers and policy priorities (2020)
Book Chapter
Paddeu, D., & Parkhurst, G. (2020). The potential for automation to transform urban deliveries: Drivers, barriers and policy priorities. In B. van Wee, N. Thomopoulos, & M. Dimitris (Eds.), Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles. Elsevier

Urban freight transport is crucial to ensuring the economic vitality of a city. However, significant negative ‘externalities’ arise from freight flows in urban areas. Current solutions to reduce the impact of freight transport in urban areas aim at r... Read More about The potential for automation to transform urban deliveries: Drivers, barriers and policy priorities.

Segmenting travellers based on day-to-day variability in work-related travel behaviour (2020)
Journal Article
Crawford, F. (2020). Segmenting travellers based on day-to-day variability in work-related travel behaviour. Journal of Transport Geography, 86, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102765

Travel needs for commute and business trips are complex and choices are not made based on the characteristics of individual trips, but instead based on the needs over weeks and months. For example, the cost per trip of commuting by bus varies dependi... Read More about Segmenting travellers based on day-to-day variability in work-related travel behaviour.

A constructive role for social science in the development of automated vehicles (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen, T., Stilgoe, J., Stares, S., Akyelken, N., Cavoli, C., Day, J., …Wigley, E. (2020). A constructive role for social science in the development of automated vehicles. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2020.100133

Automated vehicles (AVs) have the potential to cause profound shifts across a wide range of areas of human life, including economic structures, land use, lifestyles and personal well-being. Most current social science on AVs is narrowly framed. Resea... Read More about A constructive role for social science in the development of automated vehicles.

We need transport planners with superpowers: How can transport cope with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic? (2020)
Other
Lyons, G. (2020). We need transport planners with superpowers: How can transport cope with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic?

Amidst the UK lockdown in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, an online panel discussion was organised by PTRC and chaired by Glenn Lyons, titled "The global shock of COVID-19 – will it jolt the transport sector into significant change?" Nearly... Read More about We need transport planners with superpowers: How can transport cope with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic?.

Walking as a service – Does it have legs? (2020)
Journal Article
Lyons, G. (2020). Walking as a service – Does it have legs?. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 137, 271-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2020.05.015

Amidst the hype and prospects offered by technological innovation for shaping the future of mobility, it can be easy to overlook the humble and enduring place and potential of walking as a means of movement in our mobility system. Yet walking may alr... Read More about Walking as a service – Does it have legs?.

Driverless cars – a great opportunity for society? Final report of the Driverless Cars Emulsion initiative (2020)
Report
Lyons, G. (2020). Driverless cars – a great opportunity for society? Final report of the Driverless Cars Emulsion initiative. Bristol: University of the West of England and Mott MacDonald

Driverless cars (DCs) have in recent years been the subject of substantial investment and anticipation, as well as hype and exasperation. Governments have been drawn into a race for the gold at the end of the DC rainbow. But not everyone shares this... Read More about Driverless cars – a great opportunity for society? Final report of the Driverless Cars Emulsion initiative.

Disappearing Traffic? An Evaluation of Pedestrianisation in Taunton Town Centre (2020)
Report
Melia, S., & Calvert, T. (2020). Disappearing Traffic? An Evaluation of Pedestrianisation in Taunton Town Centre. Bristol: West Somerset and Taunton Council, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund

This study evaluated the traffic and travel impacts of a trial pedestrianisation scheme in Taunton town centre. The scope of the scheme, and the research project, were both scaled back. The only road to be closed during the trial was a short sectio... Read More about Disappearing Traffic? An Evaluation of Pedestrianisation in Taunton Town Centre.

Urban expansion, road building and loss of countryside - a non-linear relationship (2020)
Journal Article
Melia, S. (2020). Urban expansion, road building and loss of countryside - a non-linear relationship. World Transport Policy and Practice, 26(2), 44 - 51

This study conducted a secondary analysis of data from a previous study of the geographical distribution of ‘undisturbed’ countryside in England. It juxtaposes the proportion of undisturbed countryside in each local authority area against the total... Read More about Urban expansion, road building and loss of countryside - a non-linear relationship.

Shaping urban freight systems via a participatory approach to inform policy-making (2020)
Journal Article
Paddeu, D., & Aditjandra, P. (2020). Shaping urban freight systems via a participatory approach to inform policy-making. Sustainability, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/SU12010441

© 2020 by the authors. In the upcoming era of new technologies, a transport system is expected to be 'more sustainable,' 'safer,' and 'more efficient.' However, to what extent is this true? Based on the results of a series of stakeholder engagement w... Read More about Shaping urban freight systems via a participatory approach to inform policy-making.

Reasonable travel time – the traveller’s perspective (2019)
Book Chapter
Banister, D., Cornet, Y., Givoni, M., & Lyons, G. (2019). Reasonable travel time – the traveller’s perspective. In R. Hickman, B. M. Lira, M. Givoni, & K. Geurs (Eds.), A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity. , (197-208). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788119825.00023

This chapter introduces and develops the concept of reasonable travel time. This is defined as “a door-to-door journey time that is acceptable to the individual traveller for reaching a particular destination and its associated activities, given the... Read More about Reasonable travel time – the traveller’s perspective.

Transport and urban housing growth – Unfinished business for Labour (2019)
Report
Melia, S. (2019). Transport and urban housing growth – Unfinished business for Labour

This discussion paper has been written following an open invitation from Prof. Phil Goodwin for contributions to the Shadow Transport Minister’s work towards Labour’s manifesto. It draws on research by the author and others into the relationship bet... Read More about Transport and urban housing growth – Unfinished business for Labour.

Opening out and closing down: The treatment of uncertainty in transport planning’s forecasting paradigm (2019)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., & Marsden, G. (2021). Opening out and closing down: The treatment of uncertainty in transport planning’s forecasting paradigm. Transportation, 48, 595–616. 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.