- Start date: 1 March 2019
- End date: 28 February 2022
- Funder: ESRC
- Value: £380,000
- Partners and collaborators: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Beijing Jiaotong University (Institute of Transportation System Science and Engineering), Beijing Jiaotong University (School of Economics and Management), Zhejiang University, Beijing Transport Institute.
- Primary investigator: Professor Simon Shepherd
- External primary investigator:
Professor Erik Verhoef (Coordinator), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
- Co-investigators: Dr Caroline Mullen, Dr Chandra Balijepalli, Professor Susan Grant-Muller
ESRC Grant ref: ES/T000074/1
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.