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Transport Findings launches
We are pleased to announce the launch of Transport Findings, a new, independent, community-led, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focused on short, clear, and pointed research results. We welcome submissions.
The launch includes the following articles:
Planning Education in Accessible Transport for Persons with Disabilities Mahtot Gebresselassie Transport planning for persons with disabilities is not reflected in transport-planning education.
Understanding Trip Happiness using Smartphone-Based Data: The Effects of Trip- and Person-Level Characteristics Yingling Fan, Roland Brown, Kirti Das, Julian Wolfson It is found trip happiness increases with travel using biking and walking, for eating out and leisure, taken during daytime, with family and friends, of duration 15 - 30 min.
Are more interactions at intersections related to more collisions for pedestrians? An empirical example in Quebec, Canada Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Ugo Lachapelle, Andrew HowardInteractions between vehicles and pedestrians at road junctions where road users adapt their behavior ahead of the “conflicting zone,” are correlated with actual pedestrian collisions.
Universal Accessibility Survey of Transport Modes Clemente Mundi Blanco, Patricia Galilea, Sebastian Raveau Participants with and without disabilities made identical trips. The difference in average travel times between the groups was approximately 18 minutes.
Identifying Optimum Bike Station Initial Conditions using Markov Chain Modeling Mohammed Almannaa, Mohammed Elhenawy, Hesham Rakha A Markov chain model for each bike station optimizes station-specific initial number of bikes for a day to minimize the rebalancing cost.
Comparing Google Maps and Uber Movement Travel Time Data Hao Wu Crowd sourced data provides transport researchers with comprehensive coverage in their research subjects. However, difficulties in data validation and consistency pose a threat to the credibility of research.
Measuring the Effect of Private Transport Job Accessibility on Rents: The Case of San Francisco’s Tech Shuttles Matthew Palm, Deb Niemeier We measure the effect of San Francisco’s technology firm commuter shuttles on rents utilizing a kernel density estimation approach. To model the effects of job accessibility improvements...
Exploring the importance of transportation infrastructure and accessibility to satisfaction with urban and suburban neighborhoods: An application of gradient boosting decision trees Jason Cao, Xinyi Wu Using 2011 data in the Twin Cities, this study shows that urban residents prioritize transportation and accessibility while suburban residents value affordability, safety, and school quality
dodgr: An R package for network flow aggregation Mark Padgham This article describes the new software package, ["dodgr"](https://github.com/atfutures/dodgr) (**D**istances **O**n **D**irected **GR**aphs) capable of extremely efficient flow aggregation over millions of routes within a network.
The connection between mode beliefs and mode liking: biking versus driving Susan Handy Beliefs about walking and driving differ significantly, but in both cases the responses that a given mode is fun and relaxing are more strongly correlated with liking than other responses.
Using the Average Wage Rate to Assess the Merit of Value of Travel Time Savings: A Concern and Clarification David Hensher With flexible work practices and different uses for travel time, the use of the hourly wage rate to determine value of travel time savings is both problematic and misleading.
Pavement condition and crashes David Levinson, Toshihiro Yokoo, Mihai Marasteanu Poor roads generally increase property damage and injury crashes. But on curves, good pavement quality increases fatal, injury, and property-damage crashes.
Accessibility, equity, and mode share: a comparative analysis across 11 Canadian metropolitan areas Boer Cui, Ahmed El-Geneidy In 11 Canadian metropolitan areas, low-income groups exhibit higher public transport use at the same level of accessibility than high-income groups.