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Transport Research on environmental and health Impacts and Policy



Transport Research on environmental and health Impacts and Policy
Strategisk delprogram for miljø og transport

Background & policy context: 

Transport is an essential element for the modern society. It has proven to be very difficult to reduce the environmental impacts of transport, such as CO2-emissions.
Therefore it is necessary to gain more knowledge about the role of transport in the modern society, and the interactions between individual transport patterns, the transport systems and the environmental impacts.

Strategic Objectives: 

The overall objective of TRIP is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the functioning and impacts of transportation. The projects of TRIP will improve the foundation for all aspects of transportation analysis and analyse the effects of different regulatory instruments to facilitate decision-making in transport and the environment.

Programme organisation: 

The Centre for Transport Research on environmental and health Impacts and Policy, TRIP, is an open research centre linking researchers from different universities and other research institutions.

Collaboration in TRIP is partly based in existing research networks dealing with environment, health, and transport. The institutions within the network are:
o Institute of Economics (ØI), Institute of Geography (GI), and Institute of Public Health (IFSV), University of Copenhagen,
o AKF, Institute of Local Government Studies - Denmark (AKF),
o Centre for Traffic and Transport Research, Technical University of Denmark (CTT),
o Department of Atmospheric Environment, National Environmental Research Institute (DMU),
o Department of Marketing, the Aarhus School of Business (HHA),
o Danish Institute of Border Region Studies (IFG),
o National Institute of Occupational Health (AMI),
o National Institute of Public Health (SIF),
o Danish Cancer Society (KB),
o ScanRail Consult (BR),
o Danish Building Research Institute (SBI),
o Danish Technological Institute (DTI),
o RISØ National Laboratory.

TRIP also includes researchers from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aarhus (AaU), Hague Consulting Group (HCG), Danish Road Directorate (VD).

Leading Institutions:

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

The Programme is funded by The Danish Environmental Research Programme

Participating countries: 
Total number of projects: 


Projects covered: 

The sixteen projects of TRIP are:

Theme a: Determinants of transport demand:
1.1 Commuting, teleworking, and transport
1.2 Consumer behaviour, retail shop structure, and transport
1.3 Dynamics of car ownership: A micro panel study
1.4 Breaking the habitual choice of the private car.

Theme b: Transport markets and traffic generation:
2.1 Access modes to public transport
2.2 The value of time in traffic models
2.3 Integrated traffic, regional economic and impact models
2.4 Policy and project appraisal at regional level
2.5 Strategic models (Medium and long term models)
2.6 Procurement and regulation of public transport.

Theme c: Impacts for health and environment:
3.1 Particle characterisation in Outdoor and Indoor Air
3.2 Traffic exposure modelling
3.3 Traffic air pollution, human exposure and health
3.4 Health Outcomes and Traffic Generated Air Pollution - HOTGAP
3.5 Valuation of external cost of air pollution
3.6 Environmental costs of road traffic - a contingent valuation study.

Project Profiles:
  1. Breaking the habitual choice of the private car
  2. Commuting, Teleworking and Transport
  3. Integrated Traffic, Regional Economic and Impact Models
  4. Policy and Project Appraisal at Regional Level
  5. Procurement and regulation of public transport
  6. Strategic models (medium and long term models)
  7. Value of time in traffic models
Contact Name: 
Ms Birgitte Sloth
Institute of Economics University of Copenhagen
Studiestræde 6
Contact country:
+45 35 32 30 27
Fax Number: 
+45 35 32 30 00