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The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies

Journal Article
Sonduru Pantangi, S., Fountas, G., Tawfiq Sarwar, M., Bhargava, A., Mohan, S. B., Savolainen, P., & Ch. Anastasopoulos, P. (in press)
The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 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 procureme...

Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue

Report
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...

Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States

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 t...

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland

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

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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’, restri...

Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport

Report
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 so...

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

Report
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 be...

Transport and health: A personal and UK perspective

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...

Equality of restraint: Reframing road safety through the ethics of private motorised transport

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, 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...

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...
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Essential Evidence 4 Scotland (3)

2021 - 2022
Such concise summarisation of sustainable transport-related topics is part of what is known of as Translational research. This tool can be powerful in providing practitioners with targeted evidence su...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £5,969

Increase total physical activity time through active travel - Year 2

2020 - 2021
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 evidence...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £17,928

Essential Evidence for Scotland Year 2

2020 - 2021
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: £6,475

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

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 - 2022
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

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

2018 - 2021
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

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

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
9 results

Shared ownership and use of vehicles in the Autonomous Vehicle era.

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

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

Implementing urban freight policy measures: using local transport policies to support urban consolidation centres

2015 - 2021
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban are...
Dr Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Prof 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: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew MacIver

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 Saddler | 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...