Guest Editor – Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Bicycles and Cycleways
Guest Editor – Juan de Dios Ortúzar
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
The increasing urban congestion and pollution problems experienced by most cities in
the world, associated with a welcome new feeling by many citizens that a healthy life,
including eating correctly and exercising regularly are key elements for a longer life
expectancy and better quality of life, have made the bicycle a mode with a new –
prestige tag – associated. And, conversely car use has lost part of its success image and
is increasingly being perceived as a damaging mode to the environment and the safety
of people living in cities.
However, still the bicycle is a minority mode in most cities, although interesting
examples are arising in many places of important increases in its use due to the
provision of much better specialised infrastructure, the arrival of rent-a bike systems in
many cities (particularly in Europe), the realization that bicycle use is severely deterred
if there are no adequate facilities for sheltering bikes at destinations or intermediate
stops, etc.
Research in Transportation Economics, a peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier,
invites papers dealing with modelling, evaluating and forecasting the potential outcome
of bicycle related projects (be it policy or infrastructure based). As part of this we
envisage innovative data collection methods, methodological advances in terms of
modelling and forecasting, and innovations in project or policy design to encourage
bicycle use in urban areas.
To submit your paper, or if you have any enquiries, please contact Juan de Dios Ortúzar
at [email protected]
For more information about Research in Transportation Economics, visit the journal webpage:
Tentative timeline:
 Initial abstract submission: 10 January 2013
 Notification of accepted abstracts: 10 March 2013
 Paper submission: July 20, 2013
 Initial referee reports: October 20, 2013
 Revisions: March 20, 2014
 Final manuscripts: June 20, 2014
 Publication: September 2014