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Featured collection: Accommodating urban freight in city planning

Research related to the implications of urbanization is gaining increasing relevance as more than half of the world’s population already live in urban environments, and this trend is expected to continue so that by 2030 two thirds of the population will live in cities. This collection presents the experience of dealing with the challenges of urban freight planning in various cities, covering different dimensions of the process. 

Read the editorial by guest editors Ivan Sanchez-Diaz and Michael Browne here.

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Featured collection: Influence of intelligent transport systems on vulnerable road user accidents

Despite substantial progress in improving road safety over the last decade, vulnerable road users (VRUs) have not profited as much as vehicle occupants from these developments. One of the potential measures to improve traffic safety is through the use of intelligent transport systems (ITS), by making vehicles or infrastructures more intelligent. The studies in this article collection investigate ways in which ITS can contribute to  the safety, mobility and comfort of VRUs. Read the editorial here.

Being a woman in engineering - an interview with Elisabete Arsenio

Being a woman in engineering - an interview with Elisabete ArsenioIn light of the International Women in Engineering Day (June 23), ETRR Board Member and Author Elisabete Arsenio tells us more about herself, shares why she chose her career path and offers some advice for young women interested in transportation engineering.

Read the interview here

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ETRR is TRA2018 media partner


A selection of the best articles submitted to TRA2018 will be published in ETRR, as suggested by the Programme Committee.

Article collections

Equity and transport
Edited by: Floridea Di Ciommo, Ariane Dupont-Kieffer and Yoram Shiftan

Topical Collection on Smart cities and transport infrastructures
Edited by: Laurent Carnis

Topical Collection on Accommodating urban freight in city planning
Edited by: Michael Browne and Ivan Sanchez-Diaz

Topical Collection on The role of planning towards sustainable urban mobility
Edited by: Hana Bruhova Foltynova, Maria Attard, and Sandra Melo

Topical collection on The Influence of Intelligent Transport Systems on Vulnerable Road User Accidents
Edited by: Carlo Cacciabue, Johan Scholliers and Andrew Morris

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Aims and scope

European Transport Research Review (ETRR) is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, policy and practice. Established in 2008 by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the Journal provides researchers and practitioners around the world with an authoritative forum for the dissemination and critical discussion of new ideas and methodologies that originate in, or are of special interest to, the European transport research community. The journal is unique in its field, as it covers all modes of transport and addresses both the engineering and the social science perspective, offering a truly multidisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, engineers and policymakers.

ETRR covers the following main areas of interest:

  • Freight transport and logistics
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Mobility and transport behavior
  • Transportation ergonomics and human factors
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Transportation planning and policy
  • Transportation economics
  • Transportation system management, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Environmental issues in transportation and climate change
  • Vehicle design & technology

Highway engineering, railway engineering, waterway transportation and air transport also fall into the journal’s scope. Of particular interest are topics like: transportation sustainability; accessibility and equity; technologies for improving network and vehicle efficiency; advances in integrated transport systems and intermodal transportation; traffic flow theory and modeling; IT technologies for transport data collection and analysis; innovative vehicle design; and strategies for vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The Journal encourages thematic collections of related articles from major European transport research projects, major conferences such as the TRA, ETC and WCTR, and international networks such as NECTAR.

ETRR is aimed at a readership including researchers, practitioners in the design and operation of transportation systems, and policymakers at the international, national, regional and local levels. While its focus is on Europe, it will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn from European experience or to develop new applications for European practice.

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