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Emerald supports policy making on transport with free research throughout November

Bingley, United Kingdom, 14 November 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. Inspired by the theme of “transport poverty” debated at the National Sustainable Transport Conference in London on 3rd October, this collection of articles and book chapters focuses particularly on issues surrounding access to transport in remote communities and for vulnerable social groups. It is freely available online until 30 November:

Cristina Irving Turner, Transport Publisher at Emerald, comments: “It transpired during the Sustainable Transport Conference that transport poverty is currently one of the key questions being addressed by transport policy makers. We are delighted to make this research available to facilitate discussions in this field”. 

Taken from Transport and Sustainability, a book series launched in 2012, “Transport and Climate Change Policy in the United Kingdom: a social justice perspective” focuses on an important challenge for the future of policy making. This book chapter highlights the potential for unintended negative social consequences to directly or indirectly arise from policies to reduce the climate change impact of the transport sector.

Social Enterprise Journal offers a study by Mary O’Shaughnessy, Enda Casey, and Patrick Enright, all from University College Cork, looking at “Rural transport in peripheral rural areas: The role of social enterprise in meeting the needs of rural citizens.” This paper examines the role of a rural-based social enterprise organising rural transportation to improve access to remote areas. It stresses the very important impacts of such services for local residents.

Adopting the viewpoint of passengers with disabilities, “Mobility of the sight and hearing impaired: barriers and solutions identified” provides insights on the most hindering barriers that sight and hearing impaired passengers face when using public transport services. This research by Elmar W. M. Fürst, and Christian Vogelauer, from WU Vienna, is published in Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal.

To discover the full selection of research freely accessible in this special collection, visit before 30 November 2013.

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