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Emerald supports policy making on sustainable transport with free research throughout October

Bingley, United Kingdom, 2 October 2013 – Emerald, a global publisher linking research with practice, is offering free access to a selection of studies aimed at policy makers in the fields of Transport and Sustainability. This collection, to support the 4th Annual National Sustainable Transport Conference in London on 3rd October, is available until 3rd November:

The ten articles and book chapters were selected to echo the theme of this year’s National Sustainable Transport Conference, “Unlocking the door-to-door journey”. They address questions on the future and sustainability of travel, and how we can best shape policies to tackle related emerging issues such as climate change.

Cristina Irving Turner, Transport Publisher at Emerald, comments: “We are delighted to support this year’s event with a selection of relevant articles that will help shape transportation policy and industry. Sustainability is a key theme across our portfolios and in order for society to become more sustainable it is vital to bridge academic and practical work; we believe that this collection can contribute to facilitate this process.”

John Parkin, Professor of Transport Engineering at the University of West England, Bristol, and Editor of the first volume of the Transport and Sustainability book series, adds: “The way people use transport is continually developing. Conflicting demands are placed on public space. Transport planners try to maximise wellbeing and welfare and minimise adverse social and environmental impacts. The free research being offered by Emerald provides a rich source of thinking for the future direction of transport provision.”

Launched in 2012, the book series Transport and Sustainability features prominently in the collection with four extracts taken from its first three volumes.  This title contains original research contributions from world-leading experts which address a wide range of issues associated with transport, travel, mobility and sustainability.

The selected book series chapters explore in turn the role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change, the challenge of urban mobility, the path towards a revolution in cycling, and delivering a more sustainable urban environment through transport policy packages.

In “Assessing future travel demand: a need to account for non-transport technologies?”, originally published in the journal foresight, Christa Hubbers and Glenn Lyons, both based at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, Bristol, are among the first to examine the indirect impacts of technological developments occurring outside the transport domain on travel demand.

In the engineering field, “Robustness analysis of urban transit network based on complex networks theory”, published in Kybernetes and signed by Chinese researchers from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Zhiyun Zou, Yao Xiao, and Jianzhi Gao, offers useful information for the optimization of urban transit network robustness.

From World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development comes “Investigations of impacts of junction design on emissions: are our junctions sustainable?” by Wafaa Saleh, and Alistair Lawson, which investigates driving behaviour and impacts on emissions at two traffic junctions.

To discover the full selection of research freely accessible in this special collection on transport and sustainability, visit before 3 November 2013.

For more information about the Sustainable Transport 2013 Conference, visit

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