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Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?

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 reduc...

How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries

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 m...

The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents

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 ...

An Exploratory Investigation of Public Perceptions Towards Key Benefits and Concerns from the Future Use of Flying Cars

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 an...

A Theoretical and Evidence Based Assessment of the Economics of Last Mile Delivery Consolidation

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 c...

Are Friends Electric? Rethinking City Logistics

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 stro...

Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information: A case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

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, 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 ...

An exploratory investigation of public perceptions towards safety and security from the future use of flying cars in the United States

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 fl...

Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs

Journal Article
Ghaisi, A., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P., & Mannering, F. (2019)
Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(3), 481-492. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-09-2018-0196
Unlike many other quantitative characteristics used to determine higher education rankings, opinion-based peer assessment scores, and the factors that may influence them, are ...

Minimum efficient scale in container port operations over the very long run – is it increasing and does that matter?

Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J., & Monios, J. (2019, June)
Minimum efficient scale in container port operations over the very long run – is it increasing and does that matter?. Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME
This paper calculates the Minimum Efficient Scale (MES) of container port operations, which, despite significant economic analyses of port efficiency and productivity, has bee...
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Increase total physical activity time through active travel across the population

2019 - 2020
A major element of the project is to help increase total physical activity time through active travel across the population. Research interests include: - translational research to ensure the evidenc...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £22,776

An Autonomous Bus Service from Park & Ride Across Forth Bridge to Edinburgh Park Train & Tram Interchange

2019 - 2021
Project CAV Forth, led by Fusion Processing, will bring together organisations from across the UK to develop a high capacity Autonomous Bus Pilot Service across the Forth Bridge – a UNESCO World Herit...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £116,746

Essential Evidence for Scotland

2019 - 2019
Translational research can be powerful in providing practitioners with targeted evidence summaries when they have neither time, knowledge of, nor access to much of the peer reviewed evidence base. The...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £5,047

Continental Style Zebra Crossings

2018 - 2020
This project is to assess the feasibility of making continental style zebra crossings legal on Scotland's roads and to test their impact on pedestrian safety, attitudes and experience. Scotland provi...
Funder: Rees Jeffreys Road Fund | Value: £18,479

Revealing fair and actionable knowledge from data to support women's inclusion in transport systems

2018 - 2021
Current transport systems do not sufficiently take into account physical and social characteristics of women in the design of products and services, and in fostering women’s employability in the indus...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £155,408

Actions demonstrate how Park4SUMP will lead to achieve sustainable transport in urban areas by strategically integrating innovative parking management solutions into SUMP policies

2018 - 2022
Parking management should be an important part of sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) but unfortunately, it is one the most underdeveloped segments. Most EU member states lack national level po...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £187,417

Development of an innovative grid-scale energy storage to push UK and China renewables

2018 - 2020
Wind and solar energy holds a lot of promise when it comes to replace the conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal. However, there is one problem: How do we store solar and wind energ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £25,819

PROSPERITY

2016 - 2019
The objectives of this project are as follows. The project will: 1. Produce a culture shift in terms of environment for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in member states and in the organisatio...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £254,160

SeaConAZ

2015 - 2019
The SeaConAZ project represents a holistic perspective on the supply chains of consmables produced in China destined for Norweigan retailers, with references to similar structures pertaining to Swedis...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £47,505

DYNAMO

2015 - 2016
The CIVITAS-DYN@MO mission is to strengthen sustainable mobility through promoting non-polluting lifestyles, through social interaction and collaboration on the basis of the new media, and through in...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £115,400
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Shared ownership and use of vehicles in the Autonomous Vehicle era.

2017 - date
Mr. Sayed Faruque | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Grigorios Fountas

Using local transport policies to support urban freight consolidation centres

2015 - date
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban areas such as cities, towns and suburbs...
Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

Impact of ubiquitous real-time information on bus passenger route choice

2015 - 2018
Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the ai...
Mr Faqhrul Islam | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew MacIver

The influence of illuminated road studs on safe driving behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher

Identifying barriers to the implementation of bus policy at a local level in Great Britain using a decision support framework

2015 - 2018
Transport policies are developed to manage the social, environmental and ec...
Dr Clare McTigue | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye | Second Supervisor: Dr Jason Monios

Modelling and analysing cyclist road safety performance in Scotland: a safety in numbers perspective

2015 - 2019
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motor...
Suzanne Meade | Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn Stewart | Second Supervisor: Ian Smith

The role of technical efficiency and productivity evolution in port development: An application to the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ports

2013 - 2018
The role of technical efficiency and product...
Shelly-Ann Julien | Director of Studies: Dr Jason Monios | Second Supervisor: Prof Tom Rye

The potential for 'green' fiscal policy measures to influence individuals' vehicle purchasing decisions in Scotland

2009 - 2015
This research focuses upon measures targeting individuals’ future vehicle purchasing ...
Dr Sarah Borthwick | Director of Studies: Michael Carreno | Second Supervisor: Kevin Cullinane

2000 - 2007
Dr Kathryn Stewart | Director of Studies: Mike Maher | Second Supervisor: Austyn Smyth
8 results

Richard Llewellyn appointed to SEStran Board

8 August 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as a non-Councillor board member on the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) Bo...

After weeks of travel chaos, questions loom about rail privatisation

8 June 2018
On Saturday 9th June, Dr Jonathan Cowie of Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute was quoted by the i paper in a feature about the recent problems on the railways, particularly wit...

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...

TRI Academic Appointed Institution Chair

27 July 2017
TRI Academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been appointed as chair of the Scottish Region of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation for 2017-18.

Dr Jason Monios wins funding to study climate change adaptation at ports

18 April 2017
TRI's Dr Jason Monios is part of a consortium that was successful in a funding application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Led by Professor Adolf Ng at the Un...

TRI Academic Invited Speaker at Road Safety Conference

2 April 2017
TRI researcher, Richard Llewellyn, was invited to speak on the controversial subject of Shared Space and its implications at a industry conference in Stirling.

TRI members give evidence at Scottish parliament committee hearing

8 February 2017
Professor Tom Rye and Dr Jason Monios of the Transport Research Institute gave evidence at a hearing of the Scottish Parliament Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on 8th February 2017. The aim o...