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Call for Papers

Ensuring sustainable mobility in urban periphery, rural areas and remote regions

The use of sustainable transport modes, such as walking, cycling and public transport, is typically high in urban areas compared urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions. In urban areas, high-frequency public transport services are found, combined with New Mobility Services such as car sharing and bike sharing that serve as alternatives to private motorized vehicles. Also, land-use and transport integration and diffusion of goal-oriented transport planning have led to uptakes of the use of sustainable transport modes. On the contrary, in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions, reduction of automobile-dependency is becoming increasingly challenging in light of the climate goals (e.g. greenhouse gas reduction), socio-demographic transitions (e.g. ageing of society), and regional economies (e.g. industrial policy). While intercity transport has attracted much attention in transport research, everyday mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions is a rather unexplored area of transport research attracting less attention. With this topical collection we look for a wide range of topics from national and regional strategies to concrete services, from theoretical approaches to practical approaches, and from general macroscopic perspectives to specific user groups.

Scope
In light of this ETRR topical collection we would like to encourage you to submit papers dealing with everyday mobility, tourism and leisure mobility, and other types of occasional mobility and intercity transport focusing on the following research topics:

  • effective national and/or regional strategies to ensure mobility of the people without owning private motorized vehicles in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions
  • role of public transport and newly emerging technologies, such as demand-responsive transport, e-bikes and electric kick-scooters, vehicle sharing, self-driving shuttles, and Mobility-as-a-Service for sustainable mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions
  • tourism and leisure mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions
  • resiliency of transport system in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions in case of disruptive events such as natural disasters and epidemics 
  • impact of e-commerce on mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions
  • use of emerging data and information sources
  • ensuring participatory planning process
  • impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on everyday mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions

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Deadline for submissions
30th November 2021 

Guest Editors
Guenter Emberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Yacan Wang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Takeru Shibayama, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


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