Emerging Transportation Technologies and the Future of Urban Mobility I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 8:40 AM / 9:55 AM
Room: Plaza Court 7, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Yixue Zhang, Mischa Young
Chairs: Yixue Zhang

Call for Submissions

We welcome abstract submissions from geographers and transportation planners on topics related to emerging transportation technologies and ways in which these are shaping the future of mobility. If you are interested in participating in this paper session, please register and submit your abstract online, and forward your abstract title and PIN number to Yixue Zhang (yixue.zhang@mail.utoronto.ca) and Mischa Young (mischa.young@mail.utoronto.ca) by Nov 20, 2019.


A revolution is occurring in the transportation sector. By transforming the demand and supply for transportation services as well as individual travel behaviours, emerging transportation technologies promise to reshape the future of mobility. Recent research in this area has considered the effects of land use, transportation facilities, and individual travel habits on urban mobility; developed computational models to measure and predict mobility patterns; and analyzed the societal outcomes of mobility changes. Emerging transportation technologies are poised to have vast social and economic impacts in the near future and research geared towards providing a better understanding of these modes will undoubtedly prove useful. This session welcomes scientists in the disciplines of planning, urban studies, transportation geography, and engineering to discuss the impacts of emerging technologies on urban mobility. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Adoption and use of emerging transportation technologies (e.g. ride hailing, on-demand transit, autonomous vehicles, micro-mobility, car-sharing etc.)
Impact assessment and comparison between innovative transportation options and traditional modes of travel
Spatial and temporal analysis of these new forms of trips
The effects of emerging technology on travel behaviors, activity patterns, and accessibility
Forecasting the future of mobility
Uncovering and understanding the social outcomes that these innovative transportation technologies may entail (e.g. social equity concerns, labour force impacts)


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Richard Knowles*, University of Salford, Alexandros Nikitas, University of Huddersfield, Transport and strategic land use planning – impacts of automated, connected, shared and digitise mobility technologies 15 8:40 AM
Presenter Yixue Zhang*, University of Toronto, Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough, Mischa Young, University of Toronto, Evaluation of the participation and satisfaction of on-demand transit service in Belleville, Canada 15 8:55 AM
Presenter Jing Jin Tsai*, National Taiwan University, Influences of transit accessibility on survival of customized bus routes 15 9:10 AM
Presenter Yicong Yang*, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gendered patterns of smart mobility: a U.S. cross-sectional study 15 9:25 AM
Presenter Quinn Molloy*, University of Connecticut, Preliminary Ridesourcing Trends in Chicago 15 9:40 AM

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