Research projects by theme in CTS

Centre for Transport and Society researchers and research students undertake studies in seven strategic theme areas.

Society and the motor vehicle

Developing our understanding of the ways society and the built environment have coevolved with the rise of mass private motor vehicle ownership.

Experience of the travel environment

Examining the experiences of routine travelers with a view to informing policy and practice

Mobility and the ageing population

Examining the mobility of older persons as a product of individual lifecourses and aspirations.

Promoting inclusive, low carbon, active travel

Understanding the barriers to a greater role for these mobility options and developing knowledge to support their development

Supporting and evaluating sustainable mobility strategies

Building a strong reputation in effective evaluation, from scheme conception through to monitoring of impacts post-completion.

Technologies and travel

How information-communication technologies have enhanced our ability to manage and interact with the transport system in real-time.

Understanding and influencing attitudes and behaviours

Drawing on psychology and sociology in particular in seeking to understand the theory of travel behaviour.

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