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COST Action TU1305 Social Networks and Travel Behaviour

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Project website
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Background & Policy context

The past decade has gone through rapid ICT developments, which had wide societal impacts. ICT enhanced the shift from social groups defined by location to individually-based social networks. High-speed telecoms allow for ad-hoc personalised networks that affect travel behaviour. Unfortunately, research has lagged behind ICT advances, as our understanding of current travel behaviour is limited, and existing urban mobility solutions cater to population behaviour that no longer exists. The transport demand models used today are based on inadequate understanding of the new social structure. A new transport paradigm is needed for the ultra-urbanized smart city.

Objectives

This Action aims to initiate a new collaboration framework for the various EU research groups that develops a new transport paradigm based upon ICT social networks and their subsequent travel behaviour in the urban environment.

The goals are to explore ways in which social activities become mobilised in space, identify how social ties affect the integration of local public transport into urban patterns, and develop a rigorous conceptual framework for new ideas and methodologies. This work will be achieved by creating a joint discussions platform that includes seminars, thematic working groups, discussion sessions, workshops and publishing scientific results.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Technical secretariat set in the European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Transport And Telecommunication Institute
Address
Lomonosova 1, Riga, LVN/A1019, Latvia
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
ICT support system for multimodality
Development phase
Research/Invention

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