Call for Papers: Special Issue of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (TR A) “Cycling and Walking for better Transport|Health and the Environment”

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Prof. Regine Gerike:

Dr. Audrey de Nazelle:

Prof. John Parkin:

Dr. Rico Wittwer:


Transport, Health and the Environment are closely linked and have to be necessarily considered in conjunction. Active mobility is key to a more sustainable lifestyle with numerous positive effects on health and the environment.

A better understanding of what works to encourage active mobility, what are its impacts, and how to engage people and stakeholders in recognizing associated benefits and barriers, is needed to help develop solutions towards active mobility promotion. This special issue aims at providing a comprehensive picture of active mobility promotion by gathering state of the art knowledge on these different linkages and how they interact. The hope is to contribute to improving city and transport planning for healthier and more sustainable cities in the future.

Scope of the Special Issue

This Special Issue seeks contributions to advance the state-of-the-art in the various dimensions of active mobility research and explore the future research agenda.

The subjects for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  1. Determinants of cycling and walking, e. g. related to the individual transport user(s), to the transport system and the built environment, and to the social environment
  2. Impacts of cycling and walking, e. g. on the economy, quality of life, health, safety, air pollution, noise, social inequalities and social capital
  3. Strategies and policies for promoting cycling and walking, e. g. best practice examples and evidence from evaluation studies
  4. Mobility cultures, e. g. social practices and meanings of cycling and walking
  5. Governance, stakeholders and processes
  6. Developing technologies in transport and the future impacts and contributions they may have on active mobility

Papers are welcome that cover more than one theme in interdisciplinary approaches and that deal with cycling and walking in a broad context e. g. with other forms of active mobility, urban and environmental planning, health promotion and road safety management. Geographic as well as contextual diversity in topics is encouraged, particularly as it relates to the promotion of active mobility in emerging societies.


  • Call for papers released: August 2017
  • Submission of full paper due: November 30th, 2017

Further details:

Annick Roetynck

Annick is the Manager of LEVA-EU, with decades of experience in two-wheeled and light electric mobility.

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