Measuring Transport Equity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128148181

Measuring Transport Equity

1st Edition

Editors: Karen Lucas Karel Martens Floridea Di Ciommo Ariane Dupont-Kieffer
Paperback ISBN: 9780128148181
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 304
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Measuring Transport Equity provides a methodology with the potential to shape the transportation decision-making processes, thus allowing for the adoption of more equitable transport solutions. Focusing on numerous applied methodological approaches to transport equity assessment, the book formalizes the disciplinary practice, definitions and methodologies for transport equity. In addition, it recognizes the different types of equity and acknowledges that each requires their own assessment methodologies. Bringing together the most up-to-date perspectives and practical approaches for assessing transportation accessibility, environmental impacts, health and wellbeing, the book sets standards for researchers, policymakers and practitioners for conducting social impact analyses.

Key Features

  • Written by a collection of top researchers in the transport field
  • Shows how to apply transport equity measurement ideas in the real-world through case study examples
  • Covers emerging transport topics, including the use of the Gini index for measuring inequality
  • Includes learning aids, such as methodology, application, policy relevance and further reading


Transportation planning academic researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and policy makers

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Framework: Indicators for socio-economic impact assessment in the passenger transport domain

Part 2: Benefits of transport: Accessibility
3. An index to measure accessibility poverty risk
4. Using person-based accessibility measures to assess the equity of transport systems
5. Equity analysis of dynamic bike-and-ride accessibility in the Netherlands
6. Can the urban poor reach their jobs? Evaluating equity effects of relocation and public transport projects in Ahmedabad, India
7. Transport equity in low-income societies: Affordability impact on destination accessibility measures

Part 3: Burdens of transport: Health, environment and other externalities
8. The Health Impacts of Urban Transport: Linkages, Tools and Research Needs
9. Assessing health inequalities related to urban and transport determinants of mental health
10. A Public Health approach to assessing road safety equity – the RoSE Cycle
11. Distribution of transportation "goods" and "bads" in a Canadian metropolis: a diagnosis of the situation and potential interventions to tackle environmental disparities
12. Safety and daily mobilities of urban women: methodology to confront the policy of "invisibility"

Part 4: Social outcomes from transport interventions
13. Applying a Subjective Wellbeing Lens to Transport Equity
14. Social impact assessment: the case of bus rapid transit in the city of Quito, Ecuador
15. Measuring the influence of social capital and personal networks on transport disadvantage
16. Using a capability approach-based survey for reducing equity gaps in transport appraisal. Application in Santiago de Chile
17. A behavioral framework for needs-based transport assessment
18. Assessing the equity impacts of a transportation investment program

Part 5: Closure
19. Conclusion and future research agenda


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About the Editor

Karen Lucas

Karen Lucas is Professor of Transport and Social Analysis at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds (UK). She has been a social researcher of transport for 20 years with a specialist interest in the interactions between transport poverty and social deprivation. She is considered a world leader for her contribution to research into the role of transport and social exclusion and has published extensively on this topic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Karel Martens

Karel Martens is Associate Professor of Transport Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel) and at the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). He has published extensively on the nexus between transport and justice, culminating in his recent book Transport Justice: Designing Fair Transport Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Transport Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Floridea Di Ciommo

Floridea Di Ciommo is a lead researcher at the Centre for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) based within Barcelona Tech, where she is responsible for the research area on Sustainable Mobility and Travel Behaviour. She is chair of Transport and Equity Analysis TEA Cost Action TU1209 and a member of two TRB Committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Innovation in Transport (CENIT), Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain

Ariane Dupont-Kieffer

Ariane Dupont-Kieffer is based at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. From 2005-2014, she was employed by IFSSTAR where she worked to build an understanding of the links between economic theory, modeling, policymaking and policy assessment in transport. Her current focus is more specifically on the history of economics and macroeconomics, and the relationship between measurement issues, statistical analysis and policymaking. She is a leader of the Women’s Issue in Transportation Committee of the TRB.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France

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