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van de Coevering, P.P. (author)
Governments increasingly embrace land-use policies to promote sustainable travel behaviour. However, the causality of this relationship, and in particular the role of travel-related attitudes, is not clear. This thesis takes a longitudinal approach and explores the directions of causality. It shows that the built environment influences travel...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Pouwels-Duivenvoorden, C.W.A.E. (author)
It is a disquieting development that globally the number of casualties among vulnerable road users when interacting with motorised traffic is increasing. Although a vast and fast growing amount of research addresses cycling safety, the majority of studies address cycling in urban area. Little attention has been paid so far to cycling safety in...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Methorst, R. (author)
Walking is an essential form of human mobility. In policy making, however, pedestrians are largely neglected. This dissertation explores how the system for pedestrians works and what steps authorities can take to improve conditions for pedestrians, walking and sojourning in public space. It outlines an effective and fair approach by redefining...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Krabbenborg, L.D.M. (author)
Dozens of variants for congestion charging have been studied and discussed in scientific and political circles in the search for an efficient policy to abate the negative effects of car use, these being congestion and emissions, in particular. Although congestion charging provides clear economic advantages and is technically possible, the actual...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Liao, F. (author)
Road transport heavily relies on fossil fuels and contributes to a series of problems including pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel dependence. Replacing fossil-fuel powered vehicles with electric vehicles (EV) on a large scale is regarded as a potential or even necessary solution to alleviate these problems. Therefore, many national...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Stelling-Konczak, A. (author)
Cycling safety is a major traffic safety issue both in the Netherlands and abroad. The number of cyclist fatalities in the EU has been decreasing in recent years, however at a slower rate than those of car occupants or pedestrians. One of the factors negatively influencing cycling safety may be related to limitations on availability of auditory...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Araghi, Y. (author)
While transport is essential for the functioning of the economy of each country, it is also contributing to CO2 emissions and other externalities, like safety risks and noise exposure. According to the Internal Energy Agency, around 23% of global CO2 emissions is related to the transport sector in 2015, making it second largest emitter after the...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kasraian Moghaddam, D. (author)
This thesis unravels the long-term relationships between transport networks, land use and travel behaviour at a regional scale. It investigates these relationships by applying various methods to an extensive long-term geo-referenced database, in the case of the Greater Randstad Area in the Netherlands. Its findings shed light on the roles of...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Mingardo, G. (author)
Since the sixties the car has been the dominant mode of transport for passengers in most (if not all) OECD countries. However, despite being built to move people, a car spends on average more than 95% of its existence parked (Shoup, 2005; Bates, 2014). This should be enough to seriously consider parking and parking policy as topics of both...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Vonk Noordegraaf, D.M. (author)
Urban areas suffer from the negative externalities of road transport like congested road networks, air pollution and road traffic accidents. A measure to reduce these negative externalities is road pricing, meaning policies that impose direct charges on road use (Jones and Hervik, 1992). Since the introduction of road pricing in the literature ...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Ardiç, O. (author)
Although road pricing policies are generally seen as an effective measure to deal with transport related problems (e.g. congestion), the number of implemented road pricing schemes is relatively limited. The thesis aims to gain insights into complex interplay between policy actors, media and public in road pricing policy processes to understand...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Van Dorsser, J.C.M. (author)
This thesis addresses how a new method for the evaluation of policies with a very long term impact on the Dutch Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) system can be developed. It proposes an outline for a very long term transport model, prepares a number of very long term scenarios, and indicates that a different perspective on economic growth and...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Lu, R. (author)
It is expected that information and communication technology (ICT) can have great impacts on traveler’s accessibility. However, understanding of the effects of ICT on accessibility is still limited. Consequently, this thesis aims to increase the understanding of such effects. The thesis develops a generic formal integrative behavioral model to...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Sierzchula, W. (author)
Electric vehicles are one innovation that could help reduce CO2 emissions from the transportation sector and mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. However, substantial roadblocks to their adoption exist including high purchase cost, lack of charging infrastructure, and long charging time. This thesis explores factors from consumers,...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Chen, C. (author)
Task complexity and time pressure may have impacts on travellers’ choices in the context of highly synchronised mobility networks. However, it is unclear at the moment how these two aspects should be properly modelled simultaneously and what these impacts of the two aspects really are on travellers’ choices. Consequently, this research aims to...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Mouter, N. (author)
In most western countries Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is used to inform decision makers about positive and negative effects for society of transport policy options. However, the way CBA is perceived by different key individuals that use, carry out or study CBAs has received scant attention in the literature. This thesis aims to fill four...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Van Cranenburgh, S. (author)
Peak oil, strong international climate policy, and many other unconventional changes which loom on the horizon may strongly change current vacation travel patterns. What changes in vacation travel behaviour can we expect and how can policy-makers prepare for them? This thesis takes the first steps to answer these questions. It develops and...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Stipdonk, H.L. (author)
Relevance The analyses and forecasts of the annual number of road casualties are relevant for outlining road safety policies. With analyses we try to understand the road safety developments. This involves the relation between the observed annual numbers of casualties and external factors. These are developments in distance travelled, safety...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Cantarelli, C.C. (author)
In the Netherlands, the costs of railroad infrastructure construction work out 11 per cent higher than forecast; the percentage for roads is 19 and 22 for bridges and tunnels. While this puts the Netherlands in a favourable light compared to other countries, the actual cost overruns are probably far higher, believes Chantal Cantarelli, who...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Huijs, M.G. (author)
Ever since the 1950s, the Dutch national government has struggled intensely with the trade-off between the economic significance and environmental impact of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the largest airport of the Netherlands. By 2005, the ambition to combine the growth of ‘Mainport’ Schiphol with comprehensive environmental measures has resulted...
doctoral thesis 2011
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