TRACK 13: Transport Planning and Mobility Policies: Available and Affordable Transportation


Track schedule

July 14, 2015
Session 1: Accessibility room: 250
Chairperson: Nicolaisen Morten  
Accessibility-based transport planning: how to make it happen Zhao Pengjun (China)
Accessibility instruments in planning practice: bridging the implementation gap Silva Cecília (Portugal)
Finding local accessibility thresholds Amante Ana (Portugal)
Vancouver through the lens of accessibility tools: a product of historic or recent policy? Scheurer Jan (Australia)
Spatial accessibility pattern and TOD structure: a time series analysis in Flanders Papa Enrica (Belgium)


11:00-12:30 /updated 13.7./  
Session 2: Land use room: 250
Chairperson: Scheurer Jan  
Positive interaction between transportation hub and urban space in mega-city; Redesign the generation of urban design strategies at Shanghai West railway station Guo Yuchen (China)
Improving coherence between urban and transport planning in the Netherlands: towards improved accessibility Hamers David (The Netherlands)
Discussing the potential of spatial metrics in transport planing: a new instrument to integrate land use and transport or old wine in new bottles? Soria-Lara Julio A. (The Netherlands)
Land use transport interaction models: application perspectives for the city of Thessaloniki Pozoukidou Georgia (Greece)


Session 3: Sustainability room: 250
Chairperson: Papa Enrica  
Unraveling the Flemish mobility ORGWARE Van Brussel Suzanne (Belgium)
How do lifestyle and built environment factors affect transport CO2 emissions in the greater Barcelona? Soria-Lara Julio A. (The Netherlands)
Freight and planning challenges in the heathy, livable city: a canadian case study Woudsma Clarence (Canada)
Breaking car-use habits to enable sustainable mobility. Using “moments of opportunity” in the life-cycle as a mobility management instrument Buhler Thomas (France)


Session 4: Active transport room: 250
Chairperson: Boussauw Kobe  
Safety of children walking to school in inner city neighborhoods: implications for policy and walkability audit tools Bahl Deepak (USA)
Examining effects of built environment on bicyclist route choice using GPS and GIS data Shen Qing (USA)
Strategic urban scale models of pedestrian and cycle travel Cooper Crispin (UK)
How a bike-sharing system is planned for sustainable transport: a comprehensive approach inferred from Turkish cases Ercetin Cihan (Turkey)


Session 5: Public transport room: 250
Chairperson: Curtis Carey  
Reframing transport appraisal to capture wider regeneration benefits of rail investment: Towards a participatory Multi-Criteria Analysis; A case study of the Blackpool South Fylde line (UK) and Blackpool South regeneration Chen Chia-Lin (UK)
An overview of the major causes behind the low efficiency of light rail systems in Russian cities: the case study of the Perm Urban Train project Saveleva Ekaterina (Russia)
Motorization and rail transit mode share around metro stations in Shanghai’s central and suburban locations Pan Haixiao (China)
Transit connectivity as a catalyst for the regeneration of rural and mountainous areas in Cyprus Savvides Andreas (Cyprus)
July 15, 2015
Session 6: Ethics and equity room: 250
Chairperson: Nicolaisen Morten  
Mobility for the urban poor? Cable-car systems in Latin American cities Brand Peter (Colombia)
Exploring equity dimensions of rail transit impact: a case study in a Chinese large city Liu Lixun (UK)
Transport equity in a polycentric region: the case of the Randstad Curtis Carey (Australia)
Ethics and transport policy: a working paper Durrant Daniel (UK)
Transport futures - a case study of Cambridge Platt Stephen (UK)


Session 7: Complexity and mega-projects room: 250
Chairperson: Næss Petter  
Mapping barriers and solutions for coping with uncertainty and complexity in transport planning Binesh Sheila (The Netherlands)
Highway investment planning: why cost-benefit analysis scarcely affects the prioritization of projects in Norway Sager Tore (Norway)
Failures in mega transport infrastructure projects and a different possible spatial approach Fabbro Sandro (Italy)
A megaproject with a megaproblem: Seattle's SR99 Tunnel Project Nicolaisen Morten (Denmark)
Front lines of parking reform: policy debates in the intensifying Helsinki region Syrman Simo (Finland)
July 16, 2015
11:00-12:30 /updated/  
Session 8: Infrastructure and form room: 250
Chairperson: Chen Chia-Lin  
Simulation study of SSVIA in highway planning practice Xu Jie (China)
Study on commercial center’s layout in Shanghai from the perspective of merchandise store’s free bus Zhang Ze (China)
The optimization of primary school layout method basing on household travel Xia Wang (China)



Track description

Co-chairs: Angela Hull, Morten Skou Nicolaisen

Spatial mobility is key prerequisite for access to space-related opportunities like jobs and facilities for education, health, services and leisure-time activities. Our urban systems evolved in ways that count on mobility to increase. New transportation infrastructures allow for faster and higher-capacity services but they often also increase the disparities between those places and people that are served and those not served. Is the ESDP idea of equal access to opportunities and facilities for all citizens of EU countries still viable? Is it economically sustainable? Is planning still responsible for it?