Topic Area G: Transport Planning and Policy

Topic Area G covers the institutional processes of developing and implementing transport plans and policies at local, regional and national levels. It includes consideration of institutional structures, stakeholder involvement, decision-making processes, objective setting, problem identification, strategic option generation, the application of predictive models and appraisal methods to policy assessment, identification and resolution of barriers, implementation and policy transfer addressing also transport policies for tourism and mass events and emerging policy issues. Public transport planning and policy is part of this topic area.

 

SIG G1 – Governance and Decision-making Processes

Upcoming Events

Governance and Decision-Making Webinar Wednesday 19th May 2pm GMT (3pm BST)

‘Multi-scalar Deliberative Transport Planning: “Empowerment without Autonomy” and Shifting Transport Institutions in London’, presentation by Rosalie Ray (Columbia University)

This webinar explores the role of London’s boroughs in shifting transport institutions toward transit priority in London. It takes the period under which London’s roads were overseen by the Traffic Director for London (1991-2000) as a real-world case of Iris Marion Young’s “empowerment without autonomy” regional governance model. Using archival data, media analysis, and interviews, it shows that the boroughs acted as a source of policy alternatives, as strong coalition members during a critical juncture, and as a deliberative partner for the regional actor to shape the local implementation to better meet community needs. Their role was enhanced in an institutional structure that both empowered them to manage parking and subjected their decisions on certain roads to the veto power of a regional actor.

Registration link

Please note that while there are no limits put on registration for this event, our maximum number of attendees is 100. We shall be collecting some data on the attendance of this webinar series as part of the registration process, which will be held for no longer than 18 months in line with the WCTRS privacy policy. If you wish to have this data removed at any stage please contact the WCTRS Secretariat.

The full series of events for the Critical Topics in Governance and Transport Webinar Series 2020-2021 can be downloaded as an Accessible Word Document.

Objectives

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to advance the understanding of how governance and decision-making processes (broadly conceived) influence transportation agendas, policy choices, and their implementation. This includes the role transport plays in wider governance and public policy trends.

How to get involved

This Group is open to anyone with a research interest in governance and decision-making. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Co-Chairs listed below.

To hear directly from the Group, please join the Joint Mailing list for the Transport and Planning Topic Area.

SIG G1 Co-Chair- Greg Marsden (University of Leeds)

SIG G1 Co-Chair- Louise Reardon (University of Birmingham)

Further Information

Previous talks from the Critical Topics in Governance and Transport Webinar Series 2020-2021 can be viewed at the WCTRS YouTube channel .

SIG G2 – National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy

Upcoming Events

Call for papers to virtual mid-term event “Ensuring sustainable mobility in urban periphery and rural areas and remote regions”

While intercity transport has attracted much attention in transport research, everyday mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions is a rather unexplored areas of transport research that is attracting much attention. SIG G2 will therefore hold a virtual mid-term workshop from Monday 27th-Wednesday 29th September 2021 to explore the wide range of issues in this topic.

Registration for this workshop is now open. It is free to attend, and you must register in advance at this link.

The programme for the workshop can be found in this Accessible Word Document.

A Topical Collection (Special Issue) of the ETRR (European Transport Research Review) which will be published from this event. Full information is available on the Special Issue webpage.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to advance knowledge in national and regional transport planning and policy-making, and improve the economic, environmental and social aspects of both passenger and freight transport.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to anyone with a research interest in the subject. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact Takeru Shibayama.

To hear directly from the Group, please join the Joint Mailing list for the Transport and Planning Topic Area.

SIG G2 Chair- Guenter Emberger (Vienna University of Technology)

SIG G2 Co-Chair- Yacan Wang (Beijing Jiaotong University)

SIG G2 Co-Chair and Contact- Takeru Shibayama (Vienna University of Technology)

 

SIG G3 – Urban Transport Planning and Policy

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on developing research directions and interactive learning methods for urban transport planning and policy, and establishing forms of good practise within the field.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

To hear directly from the Group, please join the Joint Mailing list for the Transport and Planning Topic Area.

SIG G3 Chair- Stephen Ison (De Montfort University)

SIG G3 Co-Chair- Maria Attard (University of Malta)

 

(The full membership list for this SIG is maintained by the SIG Chair/Co-chair)

SIG G4 – Cultural and Social Issues in Transport

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to discuss and share ideas and research about the cultural and social influences on people’s movements through time and space.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact the Chair listed below.

To hear directly from the Group, please join the Joint Mailing list for the Transport and Planning Topic Area.

SIG G4 Chair- Helena Titheridge (University College London)

 

SIG G6 – Transport and Health

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Objectives

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to facilitate the discussion of transport impacts on health among academics, transport planners and engineers, public health professionals, and others.

Membership

Membership is open to all academics, professionals and policy makers in transport and health areas. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

Chair: Haneen Khreis (University of Cambridge)

Co-Chair:  Lawrence Frank (University of British Columbia)