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AET Transport and Mobility Forum

The AET Transport and Mobility Forum promotes active engagement of AET members and member-groups with each other and with other like-minded transport organisations through supporting and hosting a range of activities including online webinars, seminars and discussions on a wide range of transport and transport related topics of interest. We welcome new members and new ideas about transport and how we talk about transport.

Upcoming Events

Neil Mansfield Award Winning Paper:  Free-flowing car sharing systems in a
spatio temporal urban ecosystem – an urban informatics approach
Thursday 2 December 2021
11.00 - 12.00 CET (10.00 - 11.00 GMT/WET)
Upcoming webinars are open to both the general public and AET members.

Each year at the European Transport Conference (ETC) we award prizes to the best papers in a number of categories. Since 1986 the Neil Mansfield award is given in the name of a brilliant young researcher in the UK Department of Transport, who died at a young age. The prize is awarded for the best paper written by an author under the age of 35.

This year’s winner of the Neil Mansfield Award is Federico Messa of Systematica, IT whose paper was titled ”Free-flowing car sharing systems in a spatio temporal urban ecosystem – an urban informatics approach”.

During the last years, sharing mobility is one of the emerging transport modes, but seldom its planning is entrusted to private operators and not seen as a major vector of urban mobility. The aim of this paper is to provide an extensive analysis of the relation between the utilization of carsharing vehicles and urban spatio-temporal patterns, focusing on the analysis of 4 weeks of free-flow carsharing data in the City of Milan. Since both temporal and spatial phenomena are influencing the carsharing demand, time-invariant factors (e.g., resident population density, etc.) and time-variant factors (e.g., public transport offer) were taken into consideration and analysed in relation to starting and ending point of rentals, and OD couples’ characteristics. All the statistical analyses are performed on the weekday’s and weekend’s average values for each hour of the day, resulting in a series of daily utilization patterns unveiling the relationship between site-specific characteristics in respect to carsharing demand.

This webinar is organised in the form of a discussion:  after the presentation by Federico Messa, the presentation is followed by a reaction from Andre Goncalves, Senior Consultant at Sweco UK and Chair of the Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum and by other guest speakers from industry and academia.

The webinar is organised as the second event of the AET Transport and Mobility Forum (previously the AET Covid-19 conversations) and will be chaired by Conall Mac Aongusa, Independent Transport Consultant, IE, Chair of the AET Transport and Mobility Forum and member of AET Board of Directors. The webinar is cohosted by the AET Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum.

The webinar will be hosted on the WebEx platform. Please click on the registration link below to register for the webinar. Pre-registered participants will receive additional information by email, containing instructions on how to use WebEx and a calendar item with the link. Please note that there is no deadline for signing up. Last minute registrants can access the webinar via the registration link.

By attending the AET webinars, participants consent to the use of their details for the organisation of future online AET events and the European Transport Conference.

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