Active travel: Data and Behaviour

Active travel: Data and Behaviour

Active travel: Data and Behaviour

The benefits of active travel for improving public health and environmental sustainability have been well established, and many countries are making substantial investments to encourage active modes.

However, the effectiveness of interventions designed to promote active travel are difficult to evaluate due a lack of suitable data, making it difficult for policy makers to demonstrate value for money. In addition, the lack of detailed active travel data limits our understanding of travel behaviour (e.g., impacts of weather, green/blue infrastructure and so on). This work package will tackle the issue by utilising diverse data sets and analytical approaches.

Lead: Dr. David McArthur

Latest outputs

Paper: Hong, J., McArthur, D. P., & Lee, J. (2023). Neighbourhood deprivation, changes in walking attitudes during the COVID-19 pandemic and walking demand in the post-pandemic period. Cities, 141, 104517, (doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2023.104517)

Paper: Hong, J. , McArthur, D. , Sim, J. and Kim, C. H. (2022) Did air pollution continue to affect bike share usage in Seoul during the COVID-19 pandemic? Journal of Transport and Health, 101342. (doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2022.101342) (PMCID:PMC8853829)

Paper: Verduzco Torres, J. R., Hong, J. and McArthur, D. P. (2021) How do psychological, habitual and built environment factors influence cycling in a city with a well-connected cycling infrastructure? International Journal of Urban Sciences, (doi: 10.1080/12265934.2021.1930111)

Paper: Hong, J., McArthur, D. and Raturi, V. (2020) Did Safe Cycling Infrastructure Still Matter During a COVID-19 Lockdown? Sustainability. 2020; 12(20):8672 (doi:10.3390/su12208672)

Active Travel Podcast: data in active travel, part one, featuring Dr David McArthur

Paper: Hong, J., McArthur, D. P. and Stewart, J. (2020) Can providing safe cycling infrastructure encourage people to cycle more when it rains? The use of crowdsourced cycling data (Strava). Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 133, pp.109-121 (doi:10.1016/j.tra.2020.01.008)

Paper: Hong, J., McArthur, D. P. and Livingston, M. (2019) The evaluation of large cycling infrastructure investments in Glasgow using crowdsourced cycle data. Transportation, pp 1–14. (doi:10.1007/s11116-019-09988-4)

Paper: McArthur, D. P. and Hong, J. (2019) Visualising where commuting cyclists travel using crowdsourced data. Journal of Transport Geography, 74, pp. 233-241. (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.11.018)

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