This is an announcement of call for papers: A virtual special issue in Asian Transport Studies (ATS). You are respectfully invited to submit your achievements to this special issue. Its details are available below.
“URBAN SPACE TRANSFORMATION FOR VULNERABLE ROAD USER”
Dr. Hooi Ling KHOO, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia.
Dr. Ghim Ping ONG, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Yu-Ting HSU, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
It is estimated that about 60% of the world population are residing in Asia in 2020. In average, the urbanization rate of some cities in Asia is estimated at 3% per year. Traffic congestion, air and noise pollution problems are expected to escalate if transportation planning and infrastructure development are not carried out in a proper way. In most of the car-dependent cities, priority is given to vehicular traffic during planning and design, but non-vehicular traffic (such as bicyclist and
pedestrian) is not given a fair opportunity to use the road space. However, such a trend is seen to change recently with more awareness of pedestrian/bicyclist- friendly environment/infrastructure design and provision. As such, it is crucial to discuss how such transformation is implemented especially across Asian cities which have high population density. This special issue aims to publish research studies on the important factors and issues that can drive urban space transformation. It includes research on the design principles, case studies, review, behavioural/interaction modelling related to shared space design and active transportation. Transit oriented development around transportation hub and the first-mile-last-mile station accessibility are included in the scope of the special issue considering that land use and transportation is complementing each other. Policies related to urban space transformation and the implementation of pedestrian-prioritised environment is also within the scope of the special issue.
SCOPE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE
Studies related to urban space transformation to cater for the needs of vulnerable road users (such as bicyclists and pedestrians) are the main scope of this special issue. This includes the design principles, case studies, review, behavioural/ interaction modelling related to shared space design, complete street, pedestrian-priority road space and active transportation. Studies that address the issues and challenges of the integration of land use and transportation are also included in this special issue. Furthermore, policies related to urban space transformation and the implementation of a pedestrian-prioritised environment are also within the scope of the special issue. The suggested topics of interest for this special issue are as follow, but are not limited to:
– Shared space design principles, user behaviour and modelling.
– Shared space case studies and review
– Transit oriented development, principles and case studies
– Pedestrian-only street or/and pedestrian-priority street design and analysis
– Inclusive design for street
– Complete street design, principles, and case studies
– On-street parking
– Research related to active transportation, i.e. bicycling and pedestrian
– Train station accessible mode of transport
– Human behaviour- autonomous vehicle interaction modelling and analysis
– Bicycling facility design and principle, behaviour modelling, and interaction with other road users.
– Autonomous vehicle in urban street behaviour modelling, analysis, and case studies.
– Pedestrian facility design and principle, behaviour modelling, and interaction with other road users.
– Vulnerable road user safety analysis and modeling
– Policy on urban street design and active transportation
– Case studies related to urban space design and vulnerable road user safety
– Smart phone application (apps) in parking and/or bicycle renting
Start of submission of full paper: August 15, 2022
Submission of full paper: April 30, 2023
Feedback from the first-round review: July 31, 2023
Submission of revised manuscripts: August 31, 2023
Feedback from the second-round review: October 31, 2023
Final acceptance: November 30, 2023
Planned publication: December 31, 2023
Authors are further advised to see the guidance (including instructions of paper writing) from the following URL:
The accepted manuscripts will be published in the virtual special issue of Asian Transport Studies (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/asian-transport-studies). Manuscripts should be submitted through the Editorial Manager for Asian Transport Studies at https://www.editorialmanager.com/eastsj/default.aspx