Rosa Félix

Rosa Félix
University of Lisbon | UL · Instituto Superior Técnico

Urban Mobility Researcher - PhD in Transportation Systems

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Introduction
Research focus on travel behavior and urban cycling in low cycling maturity cities. Urban cycling and active transportation modes expert. Urban Planning, Civil Engineering and Land Use management. GIS specialist. Bicycle advocate.

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Publications (22)
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In cities where the bicycle is growing as a mean of transport for commuting trips or recreational purposes, cycling network planning still lacks data on its real use. Usually it is the theory and good practices of other cities that informs the development of solutions for the cycling network plan, but sometimes it does not respond to bicycle users...
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Following global guidelines, several cities are investing in urban cycling. Cities have different stages of cycling development, and adopt different approaches and packages of policies that are likely to be most effective at each stage. The urban cycling plans include investments in infrastructures, promotion and education for the adoption of activ...
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The Portuguese government launched U-Bike, a nationwide program that aims to encourage university students, faculties and staff to switch to cycling, by providing a long-term rental program of conventional or electric assisted bicycles. This paper aims to analyse the potential of adoption of U-Bike and travel behaviour change, based on a cross-sect...
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Reliable and detailed data are required for the evaluation of pro-bike investments. Longitudinal studies that compare the cycling levels before and after interventions provide crucial information to policy design. In cities where cycling is starting to grow, little data is available. The expansion of the cycling network and the implementation of a...
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The Portuguese government launched U-Bike, a nationwide program that aims to encourage university students, faculties and staff to switch to cycling, by providing a long-term bicycle rental scheme. This study aims to analyze the potential of adoption of U-Bike based on a cross-sectional online survey applied to a university campus in Lisbon, where...
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p>Bike-sharing systems allow occasional and regular users to move by replacing other transport modes for the same trip or generating a new journey. Our research assesses the demand for Lisbon's public dock-based bike-sharing system (BSS) users named after GIRA. This paper aims to identify the determinant factors that influence the potential of the...
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p>Bike-sharing systems allow occasional and regular users to move by replacing other transport modes for the same trip or generating a new journey. Our research assesses the demand for Lisbon's public dock-based bike-sharing system (BSS) users named after GIRA. This paper aims to identify the determinant factors that influence the potential of the...
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Origin-Destination (OD) datasets provide vital information on how people travel between areas in many cities, regions and countries worldwide. OD datasets are usually represented geographically with straight lines or routes between zone centroids. For active travel, this geographic representation has substantial limitations, especially when zone or...
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Origin-Destination (OD) datasets provide vital information on how people travel between areas in many cities, regions and countries worldwide. OD datasets are usually represented geographically with straight lines or routes between zone centroids. For active travel, this geographic representation has substantial limitations, especially when zone or...
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The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak hit most countries and cities globally, dramatically impacting how people live during lockdown periods. Compulsorily, socioeconomic activities and mobility patterns changed while long-lasting structural changes might remain. Focusing on this very particular liminal event, this paper aims to present and analyze th...
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Origin-destination (OD) datasets are often represented as ‘desire lines’ between zone centroids. This paper presents a ‘jittering’ approach to pre-processing and conversion of OD data into geographic desire lines that (1) samples unique origin and destination locations for each OD pair, and (2) splits ‘large’ OD pairs into ‘sub-OD’ pairs. Reproduci...
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Origin-destination (OD) data is a vital source of information on travel patterns but its utility is limited by reliance on zone centroids. This paper presents a reproducible and open two-stage ‘jittering’ approach to tackling this problem, which (1) uses random points to represent unique start and end points (sampling), and (2) splits OD pairs repr...
Method
This Github repository intends to gather, and make available, the supporting materials for the Transport Demand Modelling course, lectured by Prof. Filipe Moura. This material is also an open-source tutorial for applying R programming (chapters 1-7 and 9) and Python Biogeme (chapter 8) in transport demand modelling. https://github.com/U-Shift/Tran...
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Methodologies and indices that allow to measure the degree of commitment of cities with policies to promote cycling as a mode of transport have been discussed. Planning at the municipal level on the infrastructure associated with this mode of transportation is based primarily on the replication of best practices. However, this strategy is not alway...
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In this article we present and discuss a possible structure for a new information system tool that interfaces the cycling community and the local mobility management authority. In ‘cycling starter cities’, such as the city of Lisbon – applying the Presto (2010) city types – which is taking the first steps towards promoting cycling mobility, there i...
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Lisbon, a cycling " starter city " , is taking its first steps on promoting cycling as a mean of transport, but it still lacks the information about of who are the bicycle users and where do they ride for a based-decision on cycling network planning and management. An extensive survey to Lisbon bicycle users was conducted, with more than 1.000 part...
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This paper presents a Lisbon bicycle collective, "Cicloficina dos Anjos", which has been operating for two years, fostering voluntary bicycle repair, maintenance and community involvement. Its main features, principles and results are outlined and related to the broader context of the lately sustainable mobility policies, issues and initiatives tha...

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Urban space is scarce and transport facilities use a significant amount (~20%) for roads, parking, and other uses. This space has been inequitably preferring motorized modes, in particular cars. Today, many cities target the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by favoring people-centric planning after decades of car-centered planning. Besides, urban street space is often idling. Congested streets and avenues during peak hours are often underutilized in off-peak hours. On-street parking in residential areas is scarce overnight but idling during the day when residents leave to work. So, planners could reallocate unused street space for other transport modes (e.g., bus or cycling lanes) or urban functions (e.g., markets, promenades), equitably. Such approaches exist today, e.g., nighttime parking or on-street weekend markets. However, they are local and static. They follow a fixed rule or they are temporary like tactical urbanism, e.g., pop-up cycle lanes. Overall, they are not demand-responsive and do not adapt to changing requirements of accessibility or mobility. The limited literature points to an increase in the dispute for scarce urban space. STREETS4ALL proposes an Equitable and Dynamic Allocation of Urban Street Space to accommodate the future multi-modal and multi-functional street' uses. We will investigate street design solutions that can adapt its function and use equitably for all modes over time, during predetermined time lengths (e.g., an hour, few hours, or days) and at pre-timed periods (e.g., peak or off-peak hour, day or night time). STREETS4ALL will answer 3 research questions: 1) Where can we dynamically change street functions to meet varying mobility and accessibility requirements without severely compromising current users' level of service? 2) When and how can such changes be made? 3) What are the corresponding effects on accessibility and mobility, such as the energy, environmental, health, and safety impacts? How do users of all ages and abilities accept such solutions?
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