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Brian Caulfield
Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.

Biography

Dr Caulfield joined the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in 2008. Since joining the Department Dr Caulfield has embarked on a intensive research programs addressing global issues such as the environmental impacts of transport and methods to reduce the carbon impacts of transport. Dr Caulfield has published over 100 papers in these areas in high impact international journals and international conferences and to date has been awarded aprox. €1.7 million in research funding (from EPA, FP7, CEDR, NRA, DTTAS, RSA). He currently has 6 PhD students in his research group. Dr Caulfield also sits on a number of National and International research groups and is the current Chair of the Irish Transportation Research Network and sits on the executive committee of the Universities Transport Studies Group as well as several committees at the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C. Dr Caulfield coordinates the SS Civil Engineering year and is the School of Engineering coordinator of the SS year industrial placement.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., Bhat, C., The Potential Role of Eye Tracking in Stated Preference Survey Design and Piloting, 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Jiménez, P., Nogal, M., Caulfield, B. , Effectiveness of small scale bike sharing systems according to the analysis of turnover station ratios , 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Dey, S., Caulfield, B., Ghosh, B., Quantification of Diesel Burden and the Potential Impact of Diesel-Ban in Dublin, Ireland, 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., What makes an effective energy efficiency label? Assessing the performance of energy labels through eye-tracking experiments in Ireland, Energy Research & Social Science, 29, 2017, p46 - 52 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., O'Connor, A., The Role of Transport Information in Extreme Weather Events: A Scenario Based Experiment, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 5, (2), 2017, p215 - 223 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Dey, S., Caulfield, B., Ghosh, B., The potential health, financial and environmental impacts of dieselgate in Ireland, Transportation Planning and Technology, 2017, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Dey, S., Caulfield, B., Ghosh, B., Work Package 4 - Examining the emission reductions from changes in the Private Car Fleet and Public Transport Bus Fleet, Environmental Protection Agency, 2017, p1 - 42 Report, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Brar, J., Caulfield, B, Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Pedestrians' Safety, IEEE 20th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Yokohama, Japan, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Brazil, W., O'Dowd, A., Caulfield., B., Using Eye-tracking Technology and Google Street View to Understand Cyclists' Perceptions, IEEE 20th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Yokohama, Japan, October, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Becker, T.A., Caulfield, B., Shiels, P. , Examining the potential of variable congestion charges in Dublin City Centre , 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Tang, J., McNabola, A., Misstear, B., Caulfield, B., An evaluation of the impact of the Dublin Port Tunnel and HGV management strategy on air pollution emissions, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 52, 2017, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Carroll, P., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., Work Package 3 - Examining Smarter Travel Options to Reduce Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, 2017, p1 - 84 Report, 2017 TARA - Full Text

O'Connor, D., Caulfield, B., Exploring the Relationship between Level of Service and Catchment Area - lessons from two BHLS corridors, one heavy rail corridor and an LRT corridor in the Greater Dublin Area, 15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 15), Stockholm, Sweden, 13-17th August 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

McBain, C., Caulfield, B., An Analysis of the Factors Influencing Journey Time Variation in the Cork Public Bike System, Sustainable Cities and Society, 2017, Accepted Journal Article, 2017

Nogal, M; O'Connor, A.; Martinez-Pastor B. and Caulfield, B, Novel probabilistic resilience assessment framework of transportation networks against extreme weather events, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A:Civil Engineering, 2017, Accepted Journal Article, 2017

Brazil, W., White, A., Nogal, M., Caulfield., B. O'Connor, A. Morton, C., Weather and Rail Delays: Analysis of Metropolitan Rail in Dublin, Journal of Transport Geography, 59, 2017, p69 - 76 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Becker, T.A., Caulfield, B., Shiels, P., Examining the potential of variable congestion charges in Dublin City Centre, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017, pAccepted Journal Article, 2017

Carroll, P., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., Examining the Potential for Car-Shedding in the Greater Dublin Area, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 106, 2017, p440 - 452 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., Bothos, e., An Examination of the Role of Emissions Information in Transport Behaviour: The Results of a Smart Phone Trial in Dublin, Ireland, 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., O'Mahony, M., Brazil, W., Weldon, P. , Examining usage patterns of a bike-sharing scheme in a medium sized city, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 100, 2017, p152 - 161 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

Rock, S., Ahern, A., Caulfield, B, The economic boom, bust and transport inequity in suburban Dublin, Ireland, Research in Transportation Economics, 57, 2016, p32 - 43 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Carroll, P., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., Ghosh, B., Examining Car Shedding in Dublin, 48th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Bristol, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

McCarthy, O., Caulfield, B., O'Mahony, M., How transport users perceive personal safety apps, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 43, 2016, p166 - 182 Journal Article, 2016

Brazil, W., Nogal, M., Caulfield, B., O'Connor, A., The Impact of Weather Events on Rail Transport in the Dublin Area, 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Martinez-­‐Pastor, B., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., Analysis of the Main Features that Help in Decision-Making to Identify Critical Links in Traffic Networks, 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Carroll, P., Dey, S., Caulfield, B., Pilla, F., Ghosh, B., Ahern, A., Morgenroth, E., Work Package 2 - Review of Environmental and Transportation Modelling Methods and Development of Transport Emissions Model, Environmental Protection Agency, 2016, p1 - 60 Report, 2016 TARA - Full Text

McCarthy, O., Caulfield, B., Deenihan, G., Evaluating the quality of inter-urban cycleways, Case Studies on Transport Policy , 4, (2), 2016, p96 - 103 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Short, J., Caulfield, B., Record Linkage for Road Traffic Injuries in Ireland using Police Hospital and Injury Claims Data, Journal of Safety Research, Accepted , (58), 2016, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., Brazil, W, A Multidisciplinary Approach for Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in Response to Extreme Weather, 6th European Transport Research Conference, TRA2016, Warsaw, Poland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Morton, C., Caulfield, B., Anable, J., Investigating the Utility of Applied Quality of Service Indicators in Public Transport: Evidence for bus transit in Scotland, 48th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Bristol, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Jiménez, P., Nogal, M., Caulfield, B., Pilla, F., Perceptually important points of mobility patterns to characterise bike sharing systems: The Dublin Case , Journal of Transport Geography, 54, 2016, p228 - 239 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Martinez‐Pastor, B., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., A Sensitivity Analysis of a Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model to Evaluate Traffic Network Resilience, 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2016, pp1 - 10 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

McCarthy, O.T., Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M., Technology engagement and privacy: A cluster analysis of reported social network use among transport survey respondents, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 63, 2016, p195 - 206 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Ahern, A., Vega, A., Caulfield, B. , Deprivation and access to work in Dublin city: The Impact of Transport Disadvantage , Research in Transportation Economics, 57, 2016, p44 - 52 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

O'Keefe, P., Caulfield, B., Brazil, W.,White, P. , The impacts of telecommuting in Dublin , Research in Transportation Economics, 57, 2016, p13 - 20 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., O'Dowd, A., Seeing Hazards: Using Eye-Tracking Technology and Google Street View to Understand Cyclists' Perceptions, 10th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Washington DC, 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., Seeing the Invisible: Provision of Environmental Information in Transport, 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Morton, C., Caulfield, B., Anable, J., Customer Perceptions of Quality of Service in Public Transport: Evidence for bus transit in Scotland, Case Studies on Transport Policy, (4), 2016, p199 - 207 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., O'Connor, A., Nogal, M., The Impact of Extreme Weather on Transport: The Tale of Two Storms, Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., Martinez-Pastor, B, Resilience of Traffic Networks: From Perturbation to Recovery via a Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, (156), 2016, p84 - 96 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Brazil, W., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Measuring the impacts of extreme weather events on transport infrastructure, 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., William, B. , A multidisciplinary approach for risk analysis of infrastructure networks in response to extreme weather, Transportation Research Procedia, 14, 2016, p78 - 85 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., O'Connor, A., The Role of Transport Information Extreme Weather Events, 48th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Bristol, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Caulfield, B., Brazil, W., Transport Emissions Information: Lessons from the PEACOX Project, 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Nogal, M, O'Connor, A, Caulfield, B, Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model to Determine the Resilience of a Traffic Network to Extreme Weather Events, 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP12, Vancouver, Canada, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Richardson, M., Caulfield, B, Investigating traffic light violations by cyclists in Dublin City Centre, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 84, 2015, p65 - 73 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W, The Role of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Information in Personal Travel Choices, TCD, 2015 Thesis, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Martinez-­‐Pastor, B., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., A Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model to Evaluate the Traffic Network Resilience under Extreme Weather Events, First International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events, Washington DC, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Caulfield, B, Does it pay to work from home? Examining the factors influencing working from home in the Greater Dublin Area, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 2015, p206 - 214 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

McGoldrick, P., Caulfield, B, Examining the changes in car ownership levels in the Greater Dublin Area between 2006 and 2011, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 2015, p229 - 237 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Martinez-­‐Pastor, B., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., A Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model to Evaluate the Traffic Network Resilience Including a Sensitivity Analysis of the Parameters Involved., The Eighth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Mullarkey, S., Caulfield, B., McCormack, S., Basu, B., A Framework for Establishing the Technical Efficiency of Electricity Distribution Counties (EDC) based on Data Envelopment Analysis, Energy Conversion and Management, 94, 2015, p112 - 123 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B., Do tourists value different levels of cycling infrastructure?, Tourism Management, 46, 2015, p92 - 101 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Martinez-Pastor, B., Caulfield, B, Statistical Tools to Help the Decision-Making Process within the Risk Analysis of Transportation Networks in Response to Extreme Weather Events, International International Forum on Engineering Decision Making, IFED 2015, Japan, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Deenihan, G., Bike-ology: Evaluating inter-urban and rural cycling infrastructure , TCD, 2014 Thesis, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Doorley, R., Pakrashi, V., Caulfield, B., Ghosh, B., Short-Term Forecasting of Bicycle Traffic Using Structural Time Series Models, 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Qingdao, China, 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B. , Estimating the Health Benefits of Cycling, Journal of Transport & Health, 1, (2), 2014, p141 - 149 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Short, J., Caulfield, B, The safety challenge of increased cycling, Transport Policy, 33, 2014, p154 - 165 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Rock, S., Ahern, A., Caulfield, B, Equity and Fairness in Transport Planning: The State of Play, 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield., B., Re-cycling a city - examining the growth of cycling in Dublin, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 61, 2014, p216 - 226 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., Testing individuals' ability to compare emissions from public transport and driving trips, Journal of Public Transportation, 17, (2), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Brazil, W., Fitzgerald, K., Morton, C., Measuring the success of reducing emissions using an on-board eco-driving feedback tool, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 32, 2014, p253 - 262 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Alliance for biking and walking, Caulfield, B. , BICYCLING AND WALKING IN THE UNITED STATES, Washington D.C., 2014 Report, 2014 URL

Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., The Green Fields of Ireland: The Legacy of Dublin's Housing Boom and the Impact on Commuting, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 2, (1), 2014, p20 - 27 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Bailey, D., Mullarkey, S., Using Data Envelopment Analysis as a public transport project appraisal tool, Transport Policy, 29, 2013, p74 - 85 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B. , Factors affecting the use of transport related smartphone applications, 9th ITS European Congress, Dublin, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Examining the growth of cycling in Dublin, Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, Seattle, June, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B., Determining the "Willingness to pay" of tourists, commuters, and leisure users for different types of cycling facilities, Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, Seattle, June, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., The potential role of smart phone technology in transport behaviour, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 37, 2013, p93 - 101 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Fagan, D., Caulfield, B., Meier, R., Analyzing the Behavior of Smartphone Service Users, The IGI International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, 5, (2), 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B., O'Dwyer, D., Measuring the success of the Great Western Greenway in Ireland, Tourism Management Perspectives, 7, 2013, p73 - 82 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Mullarkey, S, A Framework for the efficiency Evaluation of Ireland's Electricity Power System using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), TCD, 2013 Thesis, 2013

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B , Examining the impact of carbon price changes under a personalised carbon trading scheme for transport, Transport Policy, 30, 2013, p238 - 253 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Using real-time emissions data to encourage sustainable mobility: PEACOX, 9th ITS European Congress, Dublin, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., Rieser-Schüssler, N., Understanding Carbon: Making Emissions Information Relevant, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 19, 2013, p28 - 33 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B, The growth of cycling in Dublin City, World Conference on Transport Research, Rio de Janeiro, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Maycock, M., Caulfield, B. , Validating and estimating the benefits of introducing urban traffic control systems , World Conference on Transport Research, Rio de Janeiro, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B., Rieser-Schüssler, N. , Presentation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Information for Smartphone Application, 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Fenton, V., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A, A review of the Irish national road networks barriers to older people's mobility, International Conference on Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life, Michigan, USA, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Cafferkey, G, Caulfield, B, Examining the Barriers to Sustainable Inter-City Transport in Ireland, 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2012, ppCD-ROM Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Brick, E., McCarthy, O., Caulfield, B. , Bicycle infrastructure preferences - A case study of Dublin, 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2012, ppCD-ROM Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B. , Examining impact carbon price changes under a personalised carbon trading scheme for transport, European Transport Conference, Glasgow, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Caulfield, B. , An examination of the factors that impact upon multiple vehicle ownership: The case of Dublin, Ireland, Transport Policy, 19, 2012, p132 - 138 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Browne, D., Caulfield, B., O'Mahony, M. , How Should Barriers to Alternative Fuels and Vehicles be Classified and Potential Policies to Promote Innovative Technologies be Evaluated?, Journal of Cleaner Production, 35, 2012, p140 - 151 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

McNamara, D. , Capping transport emissions: A welfare analysis of a personal carbon trading scheme , TCD, 2012 Thesis, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., McNamara, D., Measuring the Transport Patterns of Those Living in Deprived Areas in Dublin, Ireland, 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C, January, 2012, ppCD-ROM Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

O'Neil, P. Caulfield, B. , Examining user behaviour on a shared bike scheme: the case of Dublin Bikes, The 13th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Toronto , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

O'Neil, P. Caulfield, B., Reviewing the success of Dublin Bikes, European Transport Conference, Glasgow, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Caulfield, B., Brick, E., McCarthy, T. O., Determining bicycle infrastructure preferences - A case study of Dublin, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 17, 2012, p413 - 417 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B., O'Dwyer, D., Analysing the usage of a segregated interurban cycleway (Greenway) in Ireland, 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2012, ppCD-ROM Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Cafferkey, G., Caulfield, B, Determining the Barriers to Sustainable Intercity Transport in Ireland, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2271, 2012, p31 - 36 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Kinsella, J. Caulfield, B, An examination of the quality and ease of use of public transport in Dublin from a newcomer's perspective, Journal of Public Transport, 14, (1), 2011, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B. , Examining the Potential Impacts of Introducing a Cap and Share Scheme in Ireland, 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January, 2011, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Mullarkey, S, Caulfield, B, Basu, B, McCormack, S , Efficiency Assessment of Thermal Power Generation in Ireland - using Data Envelopment Analysis, 9th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis, Thessaloniki - Greece, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Caulfield, B., Leahy, J., Learning to cycle again: examining the benefits of providing tax-free loans to purchase new bicycles, Research in Transportation Business & Management, 2, 2011, p42 - 47 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield B., Brazil, W , Examining the factors that impact upon mode choice for frequent short trips, 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January , 2011, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B, Measuring the potential implications of introducing a cap and share scheme in Ireland to reduce green house gas emissions, Transport Policy, 18, 2011, p579 - 586 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B. , Identifying the Characteristics of Households with Multiple Car Ownership, 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2011, ppCD ROM- Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B. , Determining the welfare effects of introducing a cap-and-share scheme on rural commuters, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16, 2011, p547 - 553 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Assessing the Potential of Liquid Biofuels from Waste Oils, Fats and Greases in, editor(s)Charlene J. Nielsen , Processes, Costs and Benefits, Nova Publishers, 2011, pp167 - 184, [Browne, D., Caulfield, B., O'Mahony, M] Book Chapter, 2011

Browne, D, Caulfield, B, O'Mahony, M., Barriers to Sustainable Transport in Ireland, CCRP Report, Environmental Protection Agency, 2011 Report, 2011

Assessing the Barriers to Greener Fiscal Measures and Ecological Tax Reform in the Transport Sector in, editor(s)Marco Tortora , Sustainable Systems and Energy Management at the Regional Level: Comparative Approaches, Hershey, PA 17033, USA, IGI Global, 2011, [Browne, D., Caulfield, B., O'Mahony, M] Book Chapter, 2011

Browne, D., Caulfield, B, O'Mahony, M, Evaluation of Barriers to Sustainable Transport in Ireland and Potential Policy Options, 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January, 2011, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

McDonnell, S, Caulfield, B , Measuring the Failure of Planning and Its Impact on Sustainable Travel in Dublin, Ireland, Energies, 4, (5), 2011, p727 - 740 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Farrell, S., McNamara, D, Caulfield, B. , Estimating the Optimal Mix of Sustainable Transport Measures for a Small Town, 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board,, Washington D.C. , 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010

Farrell, S., McNamara, D. and Caulfield, B, Estimating the Potential Success of Sustainable Transport Measures for a Small Town, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2163, 2010, p97 - 102 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Browne, D. Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, Assessing total costs and benefits of sustainable transport policy in ireland, Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 2010, 2010, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Ryan, F., Caulfield, B , Examining the benefits of using bio-CNG in urban bus operations, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 15, 2010, p362 - 365 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Farrell, S., McMahon, B, Examining individuals preferences for hybrid electric and alternatively fuelled vehicles, Transport Policy , 17, 2010, p381 - 387 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Ryan, F., Caulfield, B. , Examining the Optimal Fuel Type for Urban Bus Operations, 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board,, Washington D.C., 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Cantwell, M., Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M, , Examining the Factors that Impact upon Public Transport Commuting Satisfaction , Journal of Public Transportation, 12, (2), 2009, p1 - 22 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B, Estimating the environmental benefits of ride-sharing: a case study of Dublin, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 14, (7), 2009, p527 - 531 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M., A stated preference analysis of real-time public transit stop information, Journal of Public Transportation, 12, (3), 2009, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Connolly, D., Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M.M., Rail Passengers' Preferences for On-board Wi-fi Internet Access, 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2009, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text

McNamara, D, Caulfield, B , Identifying the socio-economic characteristics of CO₂ emitters in the Greater Dublin Area, The 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Jaipur, India, 2009, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2009

Caulfield, B , A Stated Preference Analysis of Real-Time Public Transport Information, Ph.D Thesis , Trinity College Dublin, 2008 Thesis, 2008

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M, Factors influencing preferences for real-time public transport information, Procs of the European Transport Conference 2007, Leiden, Netherlands, October, CDROM, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M.M., Passenger preferences for public transport information, at the different stages of a public transport trip, 6th European Congress on ITS, Aalborg, June 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M, An examination of the public transport information requirements of users, Intelligent Transport Systems; a publication of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, 8, (1), 2007, p21 - 30 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M.M, Valuing traffic related air and noise pollution: a case study of Dublin, European Transport Conference, The Netherlands, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Caulfield, B and O'Mahony M.M, The impact of geographic location on the utility derived from real-time public transport information, 10th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport , Hamilton Island, Australia , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

P. Watters, M. O'Mahony, B.Caulfield, Response to cash outs for work place parking and work place parking charges, Transport Policy, 13, (6), 2006, p503 - 510 Journal Article, 2006 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Watters, P., O'Mahony, M.M. and Caulfield, B, Response to cash-outs for work place parking, 84th Transportation Research Board Conference, National Academies, Washington, D.C. , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Farrell, S., Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, B., Attitudes and behavioural responses to measures to deal with workplace parking: a case study of Dublin, Ireland, Transportation Research Record, 1932, 2006, p178 - 187 Journal Article, 2006 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Caulfield, B., and O'Mahony, M.M. , Passenger Requirements of a Public Transport Ticketing System, IEEE ITSC 2005 IEEE, Vienna, Austria , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B and O'Mahony, M.M, 'An examination of the Public Transport Information Requirements of Users, IEEE ITSC 2005 IEEE, Vienna, Austria, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

S. Farrell, M. O'Mahony and B. Caulfield, Attitudes and behavioural responses to measures to deal with workplace parking, 84th Transportation Research Board Conference, National Academies, Washington D.C., Jan, 2005, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2005 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M., The provision of on street passenger information via real time passenger information; a case study of Dublin, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 12th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, London, CD-ROM, IEE,, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004 URL TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M.M, Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual Applied to a Bus Corridor in Dublin, Ireland , Transportation Research Record, 1887, 2004, p195 - 204 Journal Article, 2004 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B, O'Mahony, M, Evaluating the success of Quality Bus Corridors in Dublin using an Automatic Licence Plate Recognition System, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Caulfield, B., and O'Mahony, M.M. , 'Real-Time passenger information: costs and benefits, AET European Congress, Strasbourg, France , 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M.M. , 'The role of market regulation in ensuring an Integrated Intelligent Transport System, 10th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Madrid, Spain , 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carroll, P., Benevenuto, R., Caulfield, B., Transport disadvantage and car dependency in Rural Ireland, ITRN , UCD, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Caulfield, B., Moving to low carbon transport in Ireland, The Citizens' Assembly , Malahide, 4th November, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Dey, S., Caulfield, B., Ghosh, B. , Examining alternative fuel options and potential emission reductions from changes in public transport bus fleet in Ireland, ITRN, UCD, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Caulfield, B., Identifying viable measures for sustainable transport, Road User Charging Forum, Royal Marine Hotel - Dun Laoghaire, 21st November , 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

McBain, C., Caulfield, B, Time variation in a small bike share scheme, ITRN, UCD, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Caulfield, B., The car is dead - long live the car?, IGNITE - Science Gallery, Electric Picnic , 2nd September , 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Chavira, A., Caulfield, B., Brazil, W. Manton, R, Examining trip attractor variables in a small scale bike sharing scheme, 49th UTSG, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Manton, R., Caulfield, B., Smarter Travel: The long and winding road, 49th UTSG, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Carroll, P., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A. , Encouraging sustainable commuting behaviour through smart policy provision, ITRN, UCD, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B. O'Connor, A., Weather Conditions and Road Accidents in Ireland, 49th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Carroll, P., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., Exploring a case of car usership and ownership reduction in Dublin through car shedding interventions, 49th UTSG, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B. , Seeing the Hazard: the use of eye- tracking to assess cyclists' ability to identify hazards, ITRN, DIT Grangegorman, 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Brazil, W., Caulfield., B. O'Connor, A. , Weather Conditions and Road Accidents in Ireland, ITRN, DIT Grangegorman, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Carroll, P., Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., Car Shedding in Dublin, ITRN, DIT Grangegorman, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Caulfield, B, Greening Transport, Transport Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, Dublin, 21st April, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Caulfield, B, Potential of Transport Data Use for Behaviour Change , Environmental Data: Priorities and Innovation, National Economic and Social Council , Wood Quay, 24th April, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Caulfield, B, Greening Transport, EPA Climate Research Workshop, Dublin, 12th March, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Caulfield B, RAIN - Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather, TRB Special Task Force (STF) on Climate Change & Energy (A0020T), Washington DC, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Caulfield, B., Ahern, A., The Legacy of Dublin's Housing Boom and the impact on Commuting, ITRN, University of Limerick, 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B., Estimating the health benefits of cycling, ITRN, University of Limerick, 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., Does it pay to work from home?, ITRN, University of Limerick, 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B, Do tourists value different cycling infrastructure, ITRN, TCD, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B, Examining the growth of cycling in Dublin, ITRN, TCD, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., The success of Dublin Bikes and lessons for New York, The Furman Center For Real Estate & Urban Policy, New York University, June, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., Impact of emissions information on mode choices in Dublin, ITRN, TCD, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., Transport Smartphone Applications Survey, ITRN, University of Ulster, 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B, Rieser-Schüssler, N, Understanding user requirements from a real-time transport Smartphone application, ITRN 2012, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Bailey, D., Caulfield, B., Mullarkey, S, Using Data Envelopment Analysis as a public transport project appraisal tool, ITRN 2012, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Deenihan, G, Caulfield, B, O'Dwyer, D, Analysing the usage of a segregated interurban cycleway (Greenway) in Ireland Submitted, ITRN 2012, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Fenton, V, Caulfield, B , A review of the Irish national road network barriers to older people's mobility, ITRN 2012, University of Ulster, Belfast , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Caulfield, B. , Measuring the acceptance of wind farms in Ireland, WIND ENERGY IN IRELAND: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY, SEAI, November , 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Caulfield, B, Transport and Land Use - theory and practice, CIHT Annual Conference, Galway, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B., O'Dwyer, D. , Route selection of the proposed cycle route along the Dublin to Mullingar Corridor, ITRN 2011, UCC, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Cafferkey, G. and Caulfield, B, Achieving Sustainable Inter‐City Transport in Ireland, ITRN 2011, UCC, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Caulfield, B., The future of real time public transportation information , Focus on Future Technologies seminar, Engineers Ireland, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Caulfield, B, Outcomes and impacts of bus-based transit systems, Eastern Section Seminar on Bus-Based Transit, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, 14th April , 2011, The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Ireland Invited Talk, 2011

McCarthy, O., Caulfield, B., O'Dwyer, D, The Development of a Multi‐criteria Analysis Tool for the Assessment of Inter-urban Cycleways, ITRN 2011, UCC, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Deenihan, G., Caulfield, B. , Investigating the potential for a circle rail line in Dublin , Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference , Dublin, 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010

Dunny, S., Caulfield, B. , An examination of the feasibility of LRT or BRT in Galway , Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference , Dublin , 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B. , Estimating the carbon footprint of travel to work, 42nd UTSG Annual Conference , Plymouth, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

McNamara, D., Caulfield, B., Examining the socio-economic characteristics of CO2 emitters in the Greater Dublin Area , Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference, Dublin, 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010

Harty, N., Caulfield, B., De Luca, G, Using GIS to Design a Shared Bike Scheme, esri EMEA User conference, Rome, October 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 URL

Farrell, S., McNamara, D, Caulfield, B., Examining the potential success of smarter travel in small towns in Ireland , Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference , 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010

Caulfield, B., McDonnell, S, Unsustainable commuting patterns - the legacy of the housing boom in Ireland , Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference, Dublin, 2010, ppCDROM Conference Paper, 2010

Fenton, V, Caulfield, B. , Traffic Management plan for cork city - Cork City Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in partnership with a traffic management strategy, Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference, Dublin, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Caulfield, B., Transport & Urban Form, ReForm 2010 , Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, 5th November, 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Caulfield, B, Examining the demand for hybrid electric and alternatively fuelled vehicles, Future Transport Fuel Forum, Trinity College Dublin , 2010, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Centre for Transport Research Invited Talk, 2010

Caulfield, B., Examining the demand for hybrid electric and alternatively fuelled vehicles(ed.), Energy Solutions '09 'Energy to drive the Irish Economy', Limerick, 2009 Proceedings of a Conference, 2009

Caulfield, B. Future Direction of Transport Research, THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN IRELAND, Cork, 2008, IHT Invited Talk, 2008

Caulfield, B , A Stated Preference Evaluation of Real-Time Public Transport Information, Workshop 167, Seminar on Doctoral Student Research in Transportation Modeling, Washington D.C., 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

Caulfield, B , Stated Preference Analysis of Passenger Information in Dublin, 38th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Dublin, Ireland, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Caulfield, B. and O'Mahony, M.M, , 'Stated Preference Evaluation of Passenger Information in Dublin, , 37th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Bristol, UK , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Caulfield, B and O'Mahony, M.M., The use of quality of service measurements as a means to evaluate the performance of public transport operators, a case study of Dublin , 36th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, Newcastle, UK, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • An evaluation into the safety of cycling in Dublin city and measures to reduce risk to cyclist
  • Summary
    • The research proposes to evaluate the safety of cycling in Dublin city, and is based upon findings from research previously undertaken using RSA historical cyclist collision data for years 2006 to 2012. Cyclist collisions hot spot areas in Dublin city were identified using kernel density estimation, a spatial statistical tool available in ArcGIS 10.3 that enabled the spatial pattern of collision points to be visualised as clustered hot spots areas. The resultant maps revealed cyclist collisions occurred more frequently at cross roads and T junctions where there were discontinuations in the road network requiring cyclist to stop or reduce speed. Areas with a high concentration of collisions were located in the centre of the city along the quays of the river Liffey, Temple bar area and Dame Street. This was followed by the Grand Canal to the south side of the city, in particular, Rathmines Bridge, Ranelagh Bridge and also Harold's Cross Bridge. Another key finding showed that circa 58% of collisions occurred on roads with on street cycle lanes and that circa 80% of cyclist collisions were with a small motorised vehicle (i.e. car, taxi or van). Focus was therefore further placed on collisions between small motorised vehicle and pedal cyclist in relation to the safety of roads with on street cycle lanes as preliminary results had identified these to be major contributors for all cycle collisions during the study period. The overall aim of this research is to develop a new methodology to reduce numbers of cyclist collisions in cities and improve safety for cyclist by identifying and evaluating areas with a high incidence of cyclist collisions from which preventative measures as adopted internationally will be recommended in order to reduce the risk of collisions for cyclists and consequently improve road safety for cyclist. For the purpose of this research Dublin City will be used to develop this methodology. Secondary to this is to examine how and why cyclist collisions are reported and examine alternative ways of reporting in a way that they can be easily integrated into a GIS and used for subsequent analysis.
  • Funding Agency
    • Road Safety Authority
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2021
  • Title
    • Current Status and Potential Role of Eco Labels in Informing Environmentally Friendly Purchases and Behaviours
  • Summary
    • Eco labels are a widely used method of communicating environmental information to consumers in the hopes that they will be encouraged to pick the most sustainable option available. Eco labels are used in a wide range of industries, and are even required by legislation in some, however, little research exists regarding their effectiveness in terms of promoting sustainable consumption. This research aims to use a number methods to examine the role of eco labels in the Irish market and provide recommendations for future designs and implementations. Specifically this will comprise of an assessment of current eco labels and an econometric examination of the role that eco labels can play in purchases. The most novel aspect of this research will utilize emerging eyetracker technology to gain an understanding of how eco labels compete with other types of product information for consumers' attention. This will also examine the relative effectiveness of existing methods of communicating environmental information.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Greening Transport
  • Summary
    • The main vision of the Greening Transport project is to merge the technical evaluation of the emissions from transport, and the improvements in their calculation, with the behavioural changes needed to realise these reductions in emissions. Past attempts to measure the "low hanging fruit" in terms of emissions reductions from transport have failed to fully merge these two disciplines. The project team believe that in order for the EPA to have a holistic picture of the potential emission reductions that are possible in Ireland by 2030 (and beyond), it is vital not to ignore the behavioural constraints in which transport analysis is framed. While it is possible to predict targets for take up using assumptions, to ignore human behaviour is to not fully grasp the problem at hand. With this in mind the work packages for this project have been designed to tackle the technical emissions and transportation modelling, as well as the application of behavioural constraints to these models to provide the EPA with details of what emission reductions are possible based upon the current research.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • RAIN - Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather
  • Summary
    • In recent years, a variety of extreme weather events, including droughts, rain induced landslides, river floods, winter storms, wildfire, and hurricanes, have threatened and damaged many different regions across Europe and worldwide. These events can have a devastating impact on critical infrastructure systems. The RAIN vision is to develop a systematic risk management framework that explicitly considers the impacts of extreme weather events on critical infrastructure and develops a series of mitigation tools to enhance the security of the pan-European infrastructure network. This project will quantify the complex interactions between weather events and land based infrastructure systems. The output of RAIN will aid decision making in the long term, securing new robust infrastructure development and protection of existing infrastructure against changing climates and increasingly more unpredictable weather patterns. Transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure will all be considered and risk mitigation strategies will be developed. This will be achieved through developing an operational analysis framework that considers the impact of individual hazards on specific infrastructure systems and the coupled interdependencies of critical infrastructure through robust risk and uncertainty modelling. The framework will consider cascading hazards, cascading effects and time dependent vulnerability with the ultimate objective to develop practical software tools and guidelines that provide support to European infrastructure managers in the event of an extreme weather event occurring and to minimise the impact of extreme events by developing mitigation and response strategies. RAIN will facilitate a cross-European collaborative platform, supported by the necessary tools and methodologies, where relevant stakeholders can share data, results of model simulations, and operational strategies in a seamless, efficient, and effective way. Technical and Logistic solutions will be developed to minimise the impact of these extreme events, which will include novel early warning systems, decision support tools and engineering solutions to ensure rapid reinstatement of the infrastructure network. These tools will be implemented within a novel Europe-wide operational and response strategy that will emerge from this research. The ability of this response plan to cut across borders will be guaranteed by the pan - European multi-disciplinary consortium. This project is being led by Trinity College Dublin. The project partners include: European Sever Storms Laboratory, Zilinska Univerzita V Ziline, Technische Universiteit Delft, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd., Dragados SA, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Roughan & O' Donovan Ltd., Hellenberg International OY, Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale di Gorizia I.S.I.G, PSJ, Ilmatieteen Laitos, Youris.com, Union Fenosa Distribucion SA and Aplicaciones En Informatica Avanzada SL. http://rain-project.eu/
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • May 2014
  • Date To
    • April 2017
  • Title
    • Base lining Road Works Safety on European Roads (BRoWSER)
  • Summary
    • The central concept for the BRoWSER project is that provision of accurate, timely and consistent road worker accident data will enable national road authorities to drive down road worker risks and monitor the associated improvements in safety achieved. These hypotheses will provide evidence to either support or refute the need for a European Road Worker Casualty (EuRoWCAS) data source and for change towards a position of consistency for road works signing across the EU. This will deliver a structure for delivery of consistent information (and a road worker data collection toolkit) for use by national road authorities that can be used within the trans-national community to identify common and country-specific risks. This will enable better management of road worker risk across Europe, allowing for co-ordinated and structured action to be taken by national road authorities to solve common problems associated with road worker risk. It will also ensure that road users experience a common approach, reducing their risk during journeys within the EU.
  • Funding Agency
    • CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Measuring the acceptance of wind farms in Ireland
  • Summary
    • It is envisioned that wind energy will play a key role in realising our national government targets of 40 % renewable electricity by 2020. In order to achieve this it is important that we better understand individuals perceptions, concerns and reservations on the construction of wind farms. Like the construction of any new infrastructure such as; roads, new housing/ industrial developments, or waste disposal facilities, it is important to have positive public participation from the beginning of the project. This project will seek to determine the most appropriate methodologies to measure social acceptance of wind energy projects updating the previous studies undertaken in 2003. In previous studies mainly positive attitudes were found towards the development of wind farms both among the general Irish population and particularly among those who live in a community where a wind farm is already situated. This gave a very positive background against which future development grew. Now however it is important to reassess the level of current social acceptance, following nine years in which wind farm developments in Ireland have increased substantially and will do so more rapidly in future in order to fulfill our national 2020 targets.
  • Funding Agency
    • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Peacox - persuasive advisor for CO2-redcing cross-modal trip planning
  • Summary
    • Ecological issues in urban traffic become more and more pressing as personal transportation is one of the greatest contributors of CO2 emissions. Means to help people reducing their ecological impact are needed urgently. To answer this need Ecological Aware Navigation provides urban travellers with personalized navigation tools that allow, help and persuade them to travel and drive more eco-friendly. To convince users in making more sustainable travel choices Ecological Aware Navigation will enrich navigation systems with innovative approaches and features. The system will be developed in two iterations following user-centred and agile design approaches, and extensive field trials in Vienna and Dublin will ensure high quality and impact of the developed system. The consortium unites expertise from navigation systems, transportation sciences, environmental modelling, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction to software development. Project partners include: CURE - Center for Usability Research and Engineering, Fluidtime Design Software Service, Telematix Software, a.s., ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, National Technical University of Athens - Institute of Information and Computer and Communication Systems, Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region VORG mbH/ ITS, Vienna Region and TomTom International BV.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • National Cycle Network - Route Feasibility and Delivery Study
  • Summary
    • In 2009, the first National Cycling Policy Framework was adopted. This set clear and ambitious targets for the country. One component of this framework is an interurban cycle network that will be attractive to commuters, tourists and leisure cyclists. The NRA is currently engaged with several state agencies to coordinate the implementation of Objective 3 outlined in the National Cycle Policy Framework, which is to "Provide designated rural cycle networks especially for visitors and recreational cycling". The NRA is currently concentrating on one element of this objective, which is the route selection and feasibility study for the corridor between Dublin and Galway. This corridor is split into three distinct sections. The research conducted in this project will include a route selection analysis and the second section of the research will involve producing design standards for interurban cycle lanes in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • NRA
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Examining the improved efficiency of renewable energy generation in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Little research has been conducted on the economic impact of some recently developed techniques for increased generation efficiency of renewable energy production. Recently developed techniques for improving the generation efficiency of solar and wind energy and estimate how these techniques could impact upon the economic efficiency of renewable energy, will be examined. An approach called data-envelopment-analysis (DEA) will be used to demonstrate how a number of macro-economic benefits could be realised as a result of investing in renewable energy technologies. The results of this project will provide insight into the basis for assessing the impact of improved efficiency of renewable.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Driving development- the interactions between transport and land use in a sustainable city
  • Summary
    • In Ireland, we have a dispersed pattern of development which became established in fast growth regions such as Dublin. In the past, transport infrastructure was only put in place once developments had been completed, leading to high car use and unsustainable travel patterns. In more recent times, in line with international best practice, an effort has been made to put in place transport infrastructure in advance of development to bring about more sustainable travel. This is an innovative policy approach for Ireland that allows sustainable transport policy to encourage sustainable development. In this project, it is proposed to study 2 transport corridors in the Greater Dublin Area, where transport infrastructure has been developed in advance of residential developments. The project will use MOLAND, a dynamic land use model, to investigate the interactions between transport, land use and modal choice along these corridors and will use this information to understand how the development of new transport corridors, such as the Metro North, might affect land use policy and development.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD-UCD Innovation Academy
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • Assessing the Barriers to Sustainable Transport in Ireland
  • Summary
    • The aim of this research is to assess the current barriers to sustainable transport in Ireland across a range of different criteria, including (i) economic and fiscal; (ii) behavioural and attitudes; (iii) institutional/regulatory and (iv) demand management. In particular, it will look at ways in which the transport network can be used more efficiently in order to complement the provision of supply-side infrastructure and ways in which a modal shift to public transport, walking and cycling and the use of more fuel-efficient vehicles and renewable energy can be incentivised. This project will focus upon four areas, including a comparison between the transport networks in Irish and European settlements; an examination of the factors that influence travel behaviour and barriers to behavioural change; transport market regulation and demand management measures to incentivise more sustainable travel options.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA and Department of Transport
  • Date From
    • June 2009
  • Date To
    • June 2010
  • Title
    • Measuring the potential implications of introducing a cap and share scheme in Ireland to reduce green house gas emissions
  • Summary
    • This project examines some of the potential impacts of introducing a cap and share scheme in Ireland. Under such a scheme a cap or limit is placed on national CO2 emissions and individuals are allocated an annual CO2 allowance. The research presented in this paper focuses on travel-to-work trips specifically. CO2 emissions for these annual work trips are calculated and a cap is determined based on these results. Cap levels are set based on average emissions and a 20% reduction in average emissions as per Ireland's reduction targets. A national and Dublin only cap are examined and the results are presented as a means of comparison. Binary logistic models are used to determine the socio-economic characteristics of individuals who fall above and below the cap. The results demonstrate the importance of car ownership, journey distance, mode choice and household composition in determining whether a commuter is above or below the cap.
  • Funding Agency
    • SIF
  • Date From
    • October 2008
  • Date To
    • October 2011

Keywords

Cost Benefit Analysis; Cost Benefit Analysis ; Discrete Choice Modelling; Discrete Choice Modelling ; Driving simulation ; Energy Ecomomics; Environmental aspects of transportation; Environmental Impacts of Transport; Environmental impacts of transport ; Impacts of new public transport; Intelligent Transport Systems ; Intelligent Vehicles; Intermodal Transport; New Means of Transport; Public Transport; Public Transport Infrastructure ; Road Safety ; Simulation and modelling transportation networks; Stated Preference Analysis; Stated preference analysis ; Telecommunications and transport; Traffic Congestion; Transport; Transport Demand Management ; Transport economics; Transport Economics ; Transport Modelling; Transport Modelling ; Transport policy

Recognition

Representations

Member of the Executive Committee of the Universities' Transport Study Group (UTSG) 2015-

Chair of the Irish Transport Research Network 2013

Member of the Transport Statistics Liaison Group (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Central Statistics office) 2010

Member of the TRB Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies (AP020) 2010 -

Irish member of the management committee of COST Action TU0804 'Survey Harmonisation with New Technologies Improvement' (SHANTI) 2009 -2011

Member of the CILT Policy committee 2009 - 2011

Member of the organising committee of the European Parking Association Congress - 2013 2012-13

Member of the EU-Smartcities working group - Mobility and Transport

Member of the TRB Committee on Bicycle Transportation, ANF20 2012

Member of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Working Group on Intelligent Transport Systems 2015

Awards and Honours

The Michael Beesley Award, honourable mention August, 2007

ITRN Best paper - Determining the welfare effects of introducing a cap‐and‐share scheme on rural commuters September 2011

ITRN Best paper- Impact of emissions information on mode choices in Dublin: Stated Preference experiments September 2013