IP-SUNTAN

Innovative Policies for Sustainable UrbaN TrANsportation

IP-SUNTAN is a project that develops and investigates smart solutions for urban transport problems. Smart means that innovative technologies will be used (for example ICT- and GPS-based), and that smart ways to stimulate people to change behaviour or adopt technologies will be developed and evaluated. The project considers road transport, cycling and walking, and public transport; and looks at a broad range of tools, including electronic fare cards, real-time public transport information, automated tracking of vehicles, and data from innovative pricing and rewarding experiments. The project brings together research groups, local authorities and case studies from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Vienna.

Contemporary cities face huge challenges with the functioning of their transportation systems, where those challenges involving externalities (congestion, accidents, noise, emissions of local pollutants and greenhouse gasses, depletion of non-renewable resources) are most relevant to this call. The project will design, follow, analyse and evaluate real-world implementations of a range of innovative tools, policy measures and strategies that aim at achieving a sustainable, yet efficient urban transport system. The project focuses on both “technology” in the sense that innovative ICT-based policies are central; and on “behaviour” as we will study how these policies affect travellers’ choices in their daily mobility behaviour. The project is multimodal, considering road transport, cycling and walking, and public transport; and looks at a broad range of tools, measures and strategies that capitalize progress in ICT and big data sources such as electronic fare cards, real-time public transport information, automatic vehicle location systems, automatic passenger count systems, GPS tracking of vehicles, and data from electronic road pricing systems and innovative rewarding experiments. The project brings together research groups, local authorities and case studies from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Vienna.
      
Transport snipper      

OUTREACH IP-SUNTAN

Scientific:

  • Börjesson, M. (2018). Do small cities need more public transport subsidies than big cities? Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Börjesson, M. (2018). Distribution effects of public transport subsidies. Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Börjesson, M. (2018). Transportation Cost-Benefit Analysis: Valuations and Decision Making. Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Brands, D. (2018). To trade or not to trade? Tradeable permits and rationality: Evidence from an experiment. Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Lehner, S. (2018). Using app-based data to evaluate rebound effects following the introduction of parking management. Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Peer, S. 2018). Monetary incentives and sustainable mobility: evidence from field experiments. Presentation given at the Workshop on  Challenges and Opportunities for Low Carbon Mobility, held in Mannheim, Germany, 13-14 September.
  • Peer, S. (2018). Learning from app-based feedback on driving skills: Do monetary incentives matter? Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Peer, S. and Börjesson, M. (2018). Temporal framing of stated preference experiments: does it affect valuations? Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice 117: 319-333.
  • Rubensson, A. and Börjesson, M. (2018). Satisfaction with crowding in public transport. CTS Working Paper 2018:6. Stockholm: Center for Transport Studies.
  • Verhoef, E.T. (2018). Second-best road pricing. Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Verhoef, E.T. (2018). Trading trips: Using tradable permits to manage urban mobility. Presentation given at the ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Annual Conference on Transportation Economics, held in Hong Kong, 25-29 June.
  • Lehner, S. (2018). Innovative pricing policies for urban traffic: a field experiment. Presentation given at the 15th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research, held in Santa Barbara, 15-20 June.
  • Lehner, S. (2018). Measuring the effects of introducing paid parking using innovative app-based data. Presentation given at the Winterseminar organized by the GfR (German-speaking section) of the ERSA (European Regional Science Association), held in Igls / Innsbruck, 19 February.
  • Börjesson, M. and Kristofferson, I. (2018). The Swedish Congestion Charges: Ten Years On. Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice 107: 35-51.
  • Kristoffersson, I. and Börjesson, M. (2018). The Swedish congestion charges: lessons learned. In Walker, J. (ed.): Road Pricing Techologies: Examples, Economics and Acceptability. London: IET, pp. 363-386.
  • Lorenzo, H., Börjesson, M. and Daly, A. (2018). Public Transport: One mode or several? Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice 113:137-156.
  • Börjesson, M. (2017). The Swedish Congestion Charges - 10 Years On. Presentation given at the annual ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Conference, held in Barcelona (23 June).
  • Börjesson, M. and Kristofferson, I. (2017). The Swedish Congestion Charges: 10 years on - and effects of increasing charging levels. CTS Working Paper 2017:2. Stockholm: Centre for Transport Studies.
  • Brands, D. (2017). The lasting impacts of incentives: Evidence from a peak-avoidance project. Presentation given at the annual ITEA (International Transportation Economics Association) Conference, held in Barcelona (23 June).
  • Lehner, S. (2016). Meta-analysis of parking price demand. Presentation given at the International Workshop on the Economics of Parking, held in Barcelona (28 November).


Popular / societal:


Work in progress:

  • Lehner, S. and Peer, S. The price elasticity of parking: a meta-analysis. Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice (revise and resubmit).
  • Rubensson, A. and Börjesson, M.  Satisfaction with crowding in public transport. Transport Policy (submitted).


PROJECT CONSORTIUM

Academic Partners:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Prof. dr. Erik Verhoef (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Paul Koster
Dr. Jasper Knockaert
PhD student: Devi Brands MSc

VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Prof. dr. Maria Börjesson
Post-doc: Chau Man Fung (as of 15 August, 2018)

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Dr. Stefanie Peer
Phd student: Stephan Lehner

      
Cooperation Partners:

Amsterdam Zuidas , Netherlands 
Finn van Leeuwen
Marian Robben
Niels van den Brink

Verkeersonderneming Rotterdam, Netherlands
Martijn van Gils
Ewout Spit
Hans Stevens
Steven Butter

SLL (Stockholm Public Transport Agency), Sweden
Pernilla Helander

City of Stockholm, Sweden
Mattias Lundberg

Transportation Administration, Stockholm Regional Office, Sweden
Peter Huledal

Vienna City Administration (MA18), Austria 
Roman Riedel

Project Manager and Contact Person:  

Hadewijch van Delft
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
+31-20-5982191


START OF THE PROJECT:
1 April, 2016

EXPECTED END OF THE PROJECT: 1 April, 2019
       

IP-SUNTAN falls under the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC). ENSCC was established by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe and the Smart Cities Member States Initiative (SC MSI) in order to initiate a transnational joint call for RDI (Research Development and Innovation) proposals addressing new solutions in the urban field, and demonstrating the feasibility of their implementation. ENSCC is supported by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund scheme. Also SURF (Smart Urban Regions of the Future). which is part of VerDuS (Verbinden van Duurzame Steden - Connecting Sustainable Cities) is involved in sponsoring IP-SUNTAN. More information

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