Urban Public Administration and ServiceS innovation for Innovative Urban Mobility Management and Policy

Motivated by the world-wide shared desire and need for more efficient, reliable and environmentally sustainable urban transport, the U-PASS project investigates how to improve the benefits of transport, while limiting its downsides. The project aims to offer innovations in the design of new services and policies in urban transport, with a focus on policies and services such as tradable credits schemes, automated vehicles, electric driving, ride sharing, car sharing, and cycling. The project studies short-run behavioural impacts through real-life experimental studies in both China and Europe, and long-run implications through advanced urban transport modelling approaches.

The collaboration between Chinese and European top institutes - combined with applications in both parts of the world - gives a great opportunity for cross-fertilization, comparative study, and exploitation of diversity for the purpose of generalizing and transferring insights to be gathered. Urban picture

Project consortium

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Prof. Erik Verhoef (Coordinator)
Dr. Vincent van den Berg
Dr. Jasper Knockaert
Dr. Paul Koster
Diego Candia Riquelme (PhD student)

Leeds University
Prof. Simon Shepherd
Prof. Susan Grant-Muller
Dr. Caroline Mullen
Dr. Chandra Balijepalli

Beijing Jiaotong University (Institute of Transportation System Science and Engineering)
Dr. Meng Xu
Dr. Xianyu Wu

Beijing Jiaotong University (School of Economics and Management)
Dr. Yacan Wang
Dr. Zhigang Cao
Dr. Lingling Xiao
Dr. Huiyu Zhou
Dr. Jingjuan Jiao

Zhejiang University
Dr. Xiqun (Michael) Chen

Beijing Transport Institute
Dr. Xuesong Zhou
Dr. Kai Xian

Project manager & contact person
Hadewijch van Delft
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
+(31) 20 5982191 

Duration of the project:
The project runs from March 2019 until July 2023.
All joint work will be done from March 2019 until March 2022.

About the project

U-PASS is part of the Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas programme, jointly organized by nine European partners of JPI Urban Europe and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), in order to encourage collaboration between researchers from Chinese and European universities, research institutes, research and technology organizations, cities and city planning departments, as well as European companies to develop knowledge, integrate solutions and decision support tools to a wide spectrum of urban challenges.

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