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March 15, 2017
Evidence of Pre-Historic Democracy Found in Americas
Science Magazine

Tlaxcallan is one of several premodern societies around the world that archaeologists believe were organized collectively, where rulers shared power and commoners had a say in the government that presided over their lives.

Differences in Road Rage Psychology
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour (abstract)

Anger is one of the important human factors in the prediction of road accidents. The aim of this research was to analyze the psychophysiological, subjective and behavioral differences between a high-anger driver group and a low-anger driver group in a driving simulation task.

March 14, 2017
The Economic Impacts of Connectivity
Transportation Research Board

The New Zealand Transport Agency has released a report that explores two economic models that identify the effect of large transportation projects on regional economies, with regards to gross domestic products and spatial distribution.

Managing Unspent Federal Metropolitan Planning Funds
Transportation Research Board

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a research synthesis that describes other states’ policies and practices in permitting and managing carryover funds, including metropolitan planning organizations and department of transportation actions.

March 13, 2017
In The Digital Age, Paris Revamps Newsstands
Phys.org

A new-look newspaper kiosk appeared on a Paris street Monday, the first of hundreds that will replace the iconic domed structures that have dotted the city since the 1860s.

Planning and Governance for Decentralised Energy Assets
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

This paper examines a case study for a multi-dwelling, residential building called Gen Y, in which a planning and governance structure has been developed to provide both financial incentive for the installation of renewable energy in multi-dwelling buildings.

Transport Planning in 1829 London
Planning Perspectives (abstract)

We consider Scottish landscape gardener J.C. Loudon’s already well-documented 1829 plan for a system of successive green belts around London.

Measuring the Completeness of Complete Streets
Transport Reviews (abstract)

A tool for measuring the “completeness” of a complete street has applications in developing policy, prioritising areas for infrastructure investment for a network, and solving the right-of-way allocation problem for individual streets.

March 12, 2017
Street Layout & Pedestrian Activity in Japan
Health & Place (abstract)

We examined whether street layout —a key urban design element— is associated with walking and sedentary behaviors in the context of a non-Western country; and, whether such associations differ between an urban and a rural area.

Influence of Commuting Behaviour on Firm Location
Growth & Change (abstract)

In the entrepreneurship literature, it is generally assumed that an individual establishes a new firm in a location in which they have strong ties. We show that firm location depends on individual characteristics, such as the commuting experience.

What Influences Satisfaction, Loyalty in Transit?
Transport Reviews (abstract)

Public transport ridership retention is a challenge for many cities. To develop comprehensive strategies aimed at retaining riders, it is necessary to understand the aspects of public transport that influence users to become loyal to the system.

Bike Battles
Transport Reviews (abstract)

A history of biking on the American road.

March 9, 2017
EU Objective 1 Funds and Regional Development
Journal of Regional Science (abstract)

Brexit means that regions of the United Kingdom will lose access to the EU Cohesion Policy. Have EU funds been effective, and what might be the consequences of an interruption of EU financial support?

Spatial Impacts of Logistics Reorganization
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

We use the comprehensive freight survey data from 2003 and 2013 to analyze how the restructuring of logistics industry that occurred amid the broad trend of decentralization in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area has affected the efficiency of truck shipments.

Job Access Effects of Road Pricing
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

This paper analyzes the impacts of the built environment as it relates to the potential job accessibility effects of road pricing.

The Induced Under-Taxation of Economic Rents
Regional Studies (abstract)

This paper shows that if taxes on economic rent are assigned to anticipatory first-moving regions and inter-regional transfers are mandated centrally, rents are under-taxed relative to optimal levels.

Ultrafine Particle Respiratory Doses for Pedestrians
International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (abstract)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the population exposure to UltraFine Particles (UFP, submicrons in general) in outdoor environments.

March 7, 2017
Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Manual
Transportation Research Board

The Minnesota DoT has released a manual that describes general traffic monitoring principles, bicycle and pedestrian data collection sensors, how to perform counts, data management and analysis, and the next steps for bicycle and pedestrian traffic monitoring.

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