Welcome to the mid-year update from TransportLab at the University of Sydney.
The TransportLab Seminar transitioning to hybrid. You can join in person or on Zoom Friday afternoons during semester. Please contact us if you’d like to join the mailing list. In addition to student presentations, the virtual format allowed us to host several academic and industry speakers, including:
Mehmet Yildirimoglu, UQ
Tony Sze, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lynette Cheah, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Milad Ghasri, UNSW Canberra
Elli Irannezhad, UNSW Sydney
Anoulack Changthivong, Institute of Transport and Logistics Sydney
Ang Ji was awarded his PhD – Traffic programming: Aligning incentives for socially efficient lane changes among non-connected vehicles
Bahman Lahoorpoor was awarded his PhD - Terraces, Towers, Trams, and Trains: Examining the Growth of Sydney using Empirical Models and Agent-based Simulation
Ye Li was awarded her PhD. She will start as an Assistant Professor at Beijing University of Technology. We wish her all the best in her new academic role.
Mengyuan (Derek) Zhu was awarded his MPhil.
Zhaohan (Jack) Wang has started his PhD with David Levinson and Mohsen Ramezani on ARC DP220100882 project on Design of micro-decisions in automated transport.
Laya Hossein Rashidi has started her PhD with Emily Moylan and Jennifer Kent on built environment determinants of active travel.
Lisa Mackenzie started her PhD with Somwrita Sarkar on jobs-housing balance and accessibility
TransportLab as of Feb 2022 missing Somwrita Sarkar, Jennifer Kent, Lisa Mackenzie, Miguel Loyola, Ang Ji, Ye Li and Teck Kean Chin.
Bowden, J. L., Callahan, L. F., Eyles, J. P., Kent, J. L., & Briggs, A. M. (2022) Realizing Health and Well-being Outcomes for People with Osteoarthritis Beyond Health Service Delivery, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 38(2), 433 – 448. [doi]
Cui, Boer, DeWeese, James, Wu, Hao, King, David, Levinson, D., and El-Geneidy, A. (2022) All Ridership Is Local: Accessibility, Competition, and Stop-Level Determinants of Daily Bus Boardings in Portland, Oregon. Journal of Transport Geography. 99 (2022) 103294. [doi]
El-Geneidy, Ahmed and Levinson, D. (2021) Making Accessibility Work in Practice Transport Reviews 42(2) 129-133. [doi]
Gocer, O., Candido, C., Gocer, K., Brambilla, A., Thomas, L., Billoria, N., ... & Sarkar, S. (2022). Overlaps in space utilisation patterns and IEQ conditions observed in Activity-Based Working supportive office. Building and Environment, 109273.
Ho, Y., Sarkar, S., & Alizadeh, T. (2022, May). Is population size all that matters? Economic roles within the urban system. 10th State of Australasian Cities National Conference, 1-3 December 2021, Melbourne, Australia.
Kent, J. L. (2022). The inevitability of automobility: How private car use is perpetuated in a greenfield housing estate. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 15(1), 271–293. [doi]
Lahoorpoor, B. and Levinson, D. (2022) In Search of Lost Trams: Comparing 1925 and 2020 Transit Isochrones in Sydney. Findings, March. [doi]
Lahoorpoor, B., Rayaprolu, H., Wu, H., and Levinson, D. (2022) Access-oriented design? Disentangling the effect of land use and transport network on accessibility. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. [doi]
Loyola Borja, Miguel, Nelson, J., Clifton, G., and Levinson, D. (2022) The relation of visual perception of speed limits and the implementation of cycle lanes – a cross-country comparison. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Volume 174, September 2022, 106722. [doi]
Marks, Benjy, and Emily Moylan. 2022. “Parallel Parking Vehicle Alignment Strategies.” Findings, March. [doi].
Ramezani, M., Yang, Y., Elmasry, J., & Tang, P. (2022). An empirical study on characteristics of supply in e-hailing markets: a clustering approach. Transportation Letters, 1-14.
Rayaprolu, H., Wu, H., Lahoorpoor, B., and Levinson, D. (2022) Maximizing Access in Transit Network Design. Journal of Public Transportation. 24. [doi]
Wang, Haotian, Moylan, E. and Levinson, D. (2022) Prediction of the Deviation between Alternative Routes and Actual Trajectories for Bicyclists. Findings, June. [doi].
Wang, Yadi and Levinson, D. (2022) Time savings vs Access-based benefit assessment of New York’s Second Avenue Subway. Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis. 13(1) 120 – 147. [doi]
Wu, Hao, and Levinson, D. (2022) Ensemble Models of For-hire Vehicle Trips. Frontiers in Future Transportation. 3. [doi]
Zhao, X., Cui, M., & Levinson, D. (2022). Exploring temporal variability in travel patterns on public transit using big smart card data. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. [doi]
Reports and Projects
Somwrita Sarkar and David Levinson along with collaborators from IIT Bombay, ANU and Monash were awarded a University of Sydney International SDG Collaboration grant on Big data for sustainable cities: developing a real time urban expansion tracker for India using satellite imagery, machine learning and geographic data science.
Jennifer Kent appeared on ABC Radio Sydney to talk about the health impacts of privatisation of public space (16 March)
Jennifer Kent chaired a session at the International Conference on Transport and Health on Children’s travel. She also presented a paper at the conference titled “Weight centrism in research on children’s travel to school: time for a paradigm shift”.
Jennifer Kent presented at the Australian Roads and Traffic Expo on “Carsharing as Active Transport”.
David Levinson spoke about Traffic Signals and Pedestrians at the 2022 Smart Urban Futures Conference (May 5-6)
David Levinson spoke at the National Roads and Traffic Expo 2022 May 18-19 at Sydney.
David Levinson spoke about Governing for Access at the UDIA 2022 National Congress in Sydney (May 25-26)
Emily Moylan spoke about parallel parking strategies on Drive on ABC Radio Melbourne (25 March), Mornings on ABC Radio Canberra (25 March), ABC Radio Newcastle (25 March), Drive on 2CC Radio Canberra (25 March), Breakfast with Gareth Parker 6PR Radio Perth (25 March), ABC Radio Darwin (27 March), Breakfast ABC Radio Perth (28 March), The Panel with Wallace Chapman on RNZ (31 March) and Sunday morning show with Jim Mora on RNZ Auckland 10 April 2022
Emily Moylan spoke on behalf of TransportLab about sustainable transport research at the launch of the University of Sydney’s Net Zero Initiative Launch (18 March)
TransportLab presented at The 11th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN XI):
Linji Chen and Mohsen Ramezani, Modeling and Managing Operations of Mixed Human-driven and Autonomous Ride-sourcing Fleets
Guipeng Jiao and Mohsen Ramezani, Incentivizing Shared Rides in e-hailing Systems: Dynamic Discount Pricing
Yue Yang and Mohsen Ramezani, Addressing supply and demand heterogeneity: Trip order menus in Ride-hailing platforms
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