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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Transportation Planning and Technology

For a Special Issue on
Conventional and electric Bike Share Schemes (BSS) and urban mobility

Abstract deadline
31 January 2023

Manuscript deadline
30 April 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Professor Lucy Budd, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
[email protected]

Professor Stephen Ison, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
[email protected]

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Conventional and electric Bike Share Schemes (BSS) and urban mobility

Urban Bike Share Schemes are being promoted by planners and policy makers worldwide for their contribution to decarbonising urban transport and facilitating active travel. Currently around 2,000 E/BSS systems are in operation across 6 continents and their growth is attracting interest from politicians, businesses, academics and the public.

This special issue of Transportation Planning and Technology aims to explore both the implications of the growth in conventional and electric BSS and assess the transport planning interventions and technological innovations which could support future growth and rider uptake.  Potential topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Comparisons of different transport planning strategies and approaches to introducing conventional and electric BSS in different cities/world regions
  • Case studies and comparisons of innovative planning interventions designed to support the growth in ridership of conventional and electric BSS.
  • The implications of conventional and electric BSS for urban policy and regulation
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts of conventional and electric BSS
  • Methods for evaluating the impact of conventional and electric BSS introduction
  • Integration of conventional and electric BSS and land use planning to facilitate lower carbon lifestyles
  • Methods for influencing travel behaviour and promoting active travel conventional and electric BSS ridership
  • Challenges of conventional and electric BSS in terms of social equity, access, vandalism, and the built environment
  • New conventional and electric BSS technologies including docked/dockless access, payment mechanisms, apps, batteries and pedal assist technology

Authors are actively encouraged to submit abstracts that align with, or develop, these core themes.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts of up to 250 words should be emailed to the special issue editors via [email protected] and [email protected]

As with any paper submitted to Transportation Planning and Technology, all papers should demonstrate an actual or potential practical contribution to the planning of improved transport systems or the use of technology to improve the functioning of transport systems.  All papers should also be based on robust empirical evidence, as papers which are primarily based on the authors' opinions without presenting a clear framework of analysis will not be considered.

Abstract submission deadline: 31st January 2023

Full paper submission deadline: 30th April 2023

This is the latest in a set of special issues which are being planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Transportation Planning and Technology.  Details of further special issues will be published on the journal website in the coming months.

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