The use of sustainable transport modes, such as walking, cycling and public transport, is typically high in urban areas compared urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions. In urban areas, high-frequency public transport services are found, combined with New Mobility Services such as car sharing and bike sharing that serve as alternatives to private motorized vehicles. Also, land-use and transport integration and diffusion of goal-oriented transport planning have led to uptakes of the use of sustainable transport modes.
On the contrary, in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions, reduction of automobile-dependency is becoming increasingly challenging in light of the climate goals (e.g. greenhouse gas reduction), socio-demographic transitions (e.g. ageing of society), and regional economies (e.g. industrial policy). While intercity transport has attracted much attention in transport research, everyday mobility in urban peripheries, rural areas and remote regions is a rather unexplored area of transport research attracting less attention.
With this topical collection we look for a wide range of topics from national and regional strategies to concrete services, from theoretical approaches to practical approaches, and from general macroscopic perspectives to specific user groups.
Edited by: Guenter Emberger (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) | Yacan Wang (Beijing Jiaotong University, China) | Takeru Shibayama (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)