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Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages?

Journal Article
Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Downey, L. (2024)
Automated bus services – To whom are they appealing in their early stages?. Travel Behaviour and Society, 34, Article 100647. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2023.100647
Amidst a period of operational and financial challenges for the bus industry, the advent of Automated Buses (ABs) could be an opportunity to boost the attractiveness of public...

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland

Journal Article
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. (2022)
The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 163, 338-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2022.06.005
This paper examines the determinants of changes in future public transport use in Scotland after the COVID-19 pandemic. An online questionnaire was distributed to 994 Scottish...

Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice

Report
Götschi, T., Davis, A., & Racioppi, F. (2022)
Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice. Bonn, Germany: WHO Europe
Active travel modes, especially walking and cycling, are now recognized by many as modes that are fully equal to other urban transport modes, integrated in planning frameworks...

DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland

Dataset
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., & Fountas, G. (2022)
DATASET: The impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2022.2853752
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute has been undertaking a study, funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), in...

Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument?

Journal Article
Villa i Aguilar, X., Rye, T., McTigue, C., & Cowie, J. (2022)
Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument?. Transport Policy, 120, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.02.011
Much research surrounds the move from publicly owned and operated bus markets to publicly controlled and privately operated markets, or in the case of Great Britain, a fully d...

The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies

Journal Article
Sonduru Pantangi, S., Fountas, G., Tawfiq Sarwar, M., Bhargava, A., Mohan, S. B., Savolainen, P., & Ch. Anastasopoulos, P. (2022)
The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 33, Article 100192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2021.100192
Since the mid-2000s, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) have been established in transportation infrastructure projects as an effective alternative to the traditional procureme...

Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Fountas, G. (2021)
Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds. Energies, 14(21), 7209. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217209
Vehicle speeds have a direct relationship with the severity of road crashes and may influence their probability of occurrence. Solar-powered active road studs have been shown ...

Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States

Journal Article
Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., Eker, U., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2022)
Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 18(3), 1025-1052. https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2021.1916643
Flying cars, a new transportation mode capable of operating on both land and air, are expected to be introduced in the existing traffic fleet over the next decade or so. Due t...

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland

Report
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council

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Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 21st March 2020 and on 24th March 2020, the UK and Scottish Governments imposed a ‘lockdown’, restri...

Designing Interaction and Interfaces for Automated Vehicles: User-Centred Ecological Design and Testing

Book
Stanton, N. A., Revell, K. M. A., & Langdon, P. (Eds.)
(2021). Designing Interaction and Interfaces for Automated Vehicles: User-Centred Ecological Design and Testing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003050841
Driving automation and autonomy are already upon us and the problems that were predicted twenty years ago are beginning to appear. These problems include shortfalls in expecte...
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Chair of Transport & Health

2024 - 2025
A 50% contribution to the funding of my Chair as Professor of Transport & Health. This will allow me to continue and extend some of the work that I do. Firstly, the very fact of the funding will help ...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £28,407

Attitudes and behaviours towards 20mph speed limit 3 years post intervention

2023 - 2024
1) Augment the previous research undertaken by the Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, to assess the impacts of the implementation of 20mph default speed limits across all Scott...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £47,153

Ikerbs Phase 4 Trials for Inclusive Suitability of kerbs in a number of key city environments

2023 - 2024
Phase 4 will build apon Phases 2 and 3 with trials and experimentation: User engagement and Trials. Phase 3 findings will be consolidated with Phase 2 and final report development under Phase 4. In ad...
Funder: Mott Macdonald Group Limited | Value: £52,461

Training on transport & public health for transport practitioners and Essential Evidence 4 Scotland

2022 - 2024
Part 1: The aim is to provide regular training sessions for both public authority transport /highways practitioners, and a similar but 'reverse' training for public health practitioners on the relatio...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership

Future Flyer 3 a Day-in-the-life-of HEART

2022 - 2025
In FFC Phase 3, the consortium will develop and mature a range of innovative capabilities to demonstrate a ‘Day-in-the-life-of’ a deployed HEART network, within a commercially relevant target area. Th...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £433,649

Increasing Physical Activity through Active Travel - Year 3

2021 - 2022
A major element of the project is to help increase total physical activity time through active travel across the population. Research interests include: - translational research to ensure the evidence...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £18,077

Essential Evidence 4 Scotland (3)

2021 - 2022
Such concise summarisation of sustainable transport-related topics is part of what is known of as Translational research. This tool can be powerful in providing practitioners with targeted evidence su...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £5,969

Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution

2021 - 2022
The proposed project includes two activities: a two-day event and a public opinion survey. The event, which will be hybrid, will target both secondary school students and adults through individual act...
Funder: Scottish Government

Future Flight Challenge Phase 2 Project HEART: Hydrogen electric and automated regional transportation

2020 - 2022
Project HEART is a consortium of organisations in the UK that are responding to the ISFC Future Flight Challenge (FFC) by Innovate UK. The aim of the competition is to develop and demonstrate integrat...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £107,812

Increase total physical activity time through active travel - Year 2

2020 - 2021
A major element of the project is to help increase total physical activity time through active travel across the population. Research interests include: - translational research to ensure the evidence...
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £17,928
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Shared ownership and use of vehicles in the Autonomous Vehicle era.

2017 - 2022
Shared ownership and ridership models to determine driverless car use in Edinburgh This research explores the shared ownership and ri...
Mr. Sayed Faruque | Director of Studies: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Grigorios Fountas

Mode choice modelling using elements of MINDSPACE and structural equation modelling

2016 - 2020
Ing Augustus Ababio-Donkor | Director of Studies: Prof Wafaa Saleh | Second Supervisor: Prof Achille Fonzone

Impact of ubiquitous real-time information on bus passenger route choice

2015 - 2018
Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the ai...
Mr Faqhrul Islam | Director of Studies: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew MacIver

The use of Uberpool and its relationship with public transport – A London case study

2015 - 2022
Mohamed Jama Mohamed | Director of Studies: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Grigorios Fountas

Identifying barriers to the implementation of bus policy at a local level in Great Britain using a decision support framework

2015 - 2018
Transport policies are developed to manage the social, environmental and ec...
Dr Clare McTigue | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye | Second Supervisor: Dr Jason Monios

Modelling and analysing cyclist road safety performance in Scotland: a safety in numbers perspective

2015 - 2019
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motor...
Suzanne Meade | Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn Stewart | Second Supervisor: Ian Smith

Implementing urban freight policy measures: using local transport policies to support urban consolidation centres

2015 - 2021
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban are...
Dr Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

The Influence of Illuminated Road Studs on Safe Driving Behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher

The development of a numerical temperature algorithm to predict the indoor temperature of an electric vehicle's cabin space

2014 - 2018
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...
Aisling Doyle | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Dr Zuansi Cai

The role of technical efficiency and productivity evolution in port development: An application to the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ports

2013 - 2018
The role of technical efficiency and product...
Shelly-Ann Julien | Director of Studies: Dr Jason Monios | Second Supervisor: Prof Tom Rye
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Blog for Public Health Scotland

19 December 2023
Blog on 20mph speed limits in settlements across Scotland as a move from 30mph. This follows the Bute House Agreement between the SNP and Green Party so that the Scottish Government has stated that al...

Richard Llewellyn appointed as professional institution trustee and strategic board chair

19 November 2021
Richard Llewellyn has been appointed a Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and Chair of the charity's Education and Professional Development Strategic Board.

Winner of the RISE award for Design, Innovation and Creativity

30 September 2019
The RISE Awards are the highlight of the annual Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference – and this year’s ceremony saw Edinburgh Napier’s Bernardino D'Amico and France...

Invited Keynote Speach by Professor Davis at National Active Travel Conference

11 June 2019
Keynote speech to Scotland's premier annual active travel conference. Summarised Evidence Review findings from recent studies of most effective interventions to increase active travel and increase phy...

Invited presentation by Professor Davis to the Active Scotland Development Group

10 June 2019
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.

Chief Medical Officer's highlights Chair of Transport & Health

13 December 2018
The Scotsman article by the Chief Medical Officer for her annual summary of the year included identification of my post of Professor of Transport & Health.

Richard Llewellyn awarded transport institution fellowship

17 October 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Richard Llewellyn appointed to SEStran Board

8 August 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as a non-Councillor board member on the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) Bo...

After weeks of travel chaos, questions loom about rail privatisation

8 June 2018
On Saturday 9th June, Dr Jonathan Cowie of Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute was quoted by the i paper in a feature about the recent problems on the railways, particularly wit...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.