Ann Jopson

Ann Jopson
University of Leeds · Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

PGCE, PhD, MBPsS

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Introduction
Research Fellow @ #ITSLeeds, teaching & researching travel behaviour & social aspects of transport using social psychology & GIS. Tweeting @DrAnnJopson.
Additional affiliations
October 2000 - March 2016
University of Leeds
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Transport research using social psychology approaches to investigate behaviour and social aspects, for example uptake of Smarter Choices and accessibility. Research lead teaching and GIS and Visualisation lead within ITS.

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Publications (31)
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Aims of this research are to determine the prominent factor behind car dependency, examine the correlation between the factors that indicate car dependency, and the correlation between social status and car use in Jakarta. The primary question of this research is “What are the influence factors behind car dependency in Jakarta? Does prestige influe...
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Trials and dangers faced by pedestrians and cyclists have not only created an impression of undesirable conditions, but have promoted arguments of injustice and inequality. High rates of death and injury coupled with reporting of poor infrastructure and fear of the behaviour of other road users point to a plausible prima facie concern that pedestri...
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Transport policies to increase active and sustainable travel in Britain have focused mainly on persuading people of the health benefits of walking and cycling for short trips, and have assumed that if people can be persuaded that more active travel has personal benefits then behavioural change will follow. Research reported in this paper, based mai...
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Promoting walking and cycling proposes solutions to one of the most pressing problems in contemporary British transport planning. The need to develop more sustainable urban mobility lies at the heart of energy and environmental policies and has major implications for the planning of cities and for the structure of economy and society. However, most...
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There remains only limited understanding of perceptions of travel behaviour in relation to short journeys in urban areas and, in particular, the perceived role that walking and cycling for personal travel can realistically play in contemporary society. This paper reveals discourses surrounding the practice, performance, identity, conflicts, and vis...
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Purpose – To examine the potential for switching short trips in urban areas from cars to walking and cycling, and the possible contribution, this could make to a reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. Methods – Case studies in four urban areas combining a questionnaire survey, interviews with households and during journeys and in-...
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Several studies have indicated that option generation – the development of a range of strategic policy options to tackle identified transport problems – is the weakest link in current transport planning practice. Local authorities all too often limit themselves to pre-conceived solutions, focus on supply-side rather than demand-side polices, an...
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Purpose: to examine the potential for switching short trips in urban areas from cars to walking and cycling, and the possible contribution this could make to a reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. Methods: case studies in four urban areas combining a questionnaire survey, interviews with households and during journeys, and in-de...
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This paper presents the results of a qualitative study of road safety issues in Pakistan, which was carried out with the intent of developing a better understanding of the road safety profile of the country. The study is exploratory in nature, based on semi-structured interviews, and targets government officials, academics and the general driving p...
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Increased walking and cycling for short journeys in urban areas has many obvious advantages yet so far gains from the promotion of more sustainable travel of this type are mostly small. This paper reports on a large research project which uses a mixed method approach to explore attitudes to and perceptions of walking and cycling, and which examines...
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This article describes a series of small-scale investigations conducted with older people to understand the importance of independent transport to their daily lives and the key barriers that they face which constrain their travel patterns. The investigations used a blend of methods including literature review, focus groups, accompanied walks, geogr...
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Rail is generally regarded to be more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport. Indeed, it is hypothesised that at least a small proportion of rail trips are made due to the relative environmental benefits of rail over competing modes. This paper reports on a recent study carried out in the United Kingdom which surveyed over 3,000 rai...
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This paper describes a 2 year research study looking at the understanding and attitudes of the general public to climate change and the links made between travel behaviour and climate change. 141 participants took part in five deliberative group discussion meetings, completed four one-week travel diaries and completed two psychographic questionnair...
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While techniques for identifying urban transport problems, predicting the effects of possible solutions and appraising their performance are well developed, there is a significant gap in the decision-making chain relating to the generation of those possible solutions. A literature review has identified a number of option generation methods in other...
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Getting around would be difficult without roads, rail and pedestrian walkways. Despite what we take for granted, the older traveller is often left feeling frustrated by the current transport infrastructure. Based on their research, Dr Greg Marsden et al explore in this article why this is the case, they look at the barriers that prevent older peopl...
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There is a substantial body of literature to suggest that older people suffer more than most from poor public transport and a badly maintained transport infrastructure (Metz 2000, Banister and Bowling, 2004). This paper reports on a study which brings together health promotion professionals, transport planners and older people to understand these i...
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Using Transport Planning to Tackle Social Exclusion: Problems with travel are a barrier to participation in everyday activities, and meeting basic needs resulting in social exclusion. Barriers include lack of access to a car due to income or disability, sparse public transport networks and poor service levels, dispersed land-use patterns and combin...
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The Historic Cities project examined the potential impacts of transport demand management strategies on three case study ‘historic’ cities in England. These cities are York, Cambridge and Norwich, all of which have the following characteristics: - they are cities which pre-date motorised transport, and thus tend to have city centres dominated by na...
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This research examines the contribution of an explanatory model of behaviour to understanding response to a new transport policy instrument. The travel demand management technique; individualised marketing campaigns (IMCs; a form of personalised journey planning) are considered. IMCs are voluntary and are used to reduce car use where there is exces...
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The research reported here considers the role of attitudes, norms and control in transport mode choice, specifically attempts to reduce car use through individualised marketing campaigns. Much work to reduce car use focuses on the provision of information. Often, this information is concerned with persuading people of the need to reduce car use, an...
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This paper provides an overview of some of the papers that were presented at the inaugural conference of a new special interest group of the World Conference on Transport Research Society. The papers addressed a range of topics related to the group's objectives. These objectives were to: increase understanding of the performance of transportation p...
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This paper reports the results of a survey of business attitudes to current transport problems and their likely responses to the introduction of road user charging (RUC) and workplace parking levies (WPLs). A sample of 152 responses from private sector businesses in three UK historic cities is analysed. Businesses perceive traffic congestion and in...
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This working paper brings together some relevant material to assist the process of assessing local transport policy instruments. The paper was written with the support of the DETR, but is unofficial. It is intended to be a helpful resource document for local authorities who have indicated in the past a need for guidance in where to look for evidenc...
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Travel demand management is a priority in many cities but is particularly acute in historic towns where the pressures for environmental enhancement are greater. This paper reports on a project, conceived in 1996, which looked at four different methods of traffic management. It focused on Cambridge, Norwich and York, all of which are members of the...

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