A Social Sciences and Humanities research agenda for transport and mobility in Europe: key themes and 100 research questions

Ryghaug M., Subotički I., Smeds E., von Wirth T., Scherrer A., Foulds C., ...More

Transport Reviews, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01441647.2023.2167887
  • Journal Name: Transport Reviews
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, Aerospace Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Geobase, Metadex, Public Affairs Index, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Transport policy, sustainable mobility, funding, research agenda, horizon scan
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.Transport and mobility systems need to be transformed to meet climate change goals and reduce negative environmental and social effects. Despite EU policies having targeted such problems for more than three decades, transitions have been slow and geographically uneven. For effective change to happen, transport and mobility research needs fresh perspectives and better integration of knowledge from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Based on a Horizon Scanning approach, which allowed for a great deal of openness and variety in scholarly viewpoints, this paper presents a novel research agenda consisting of 8 themes and 100 research questions that may contribute to achieving environmentally sustainable mobility transitions within Europe. This research agenda highlights the need to not only support technological solutions for low-carbon mobility, but the importance of transformative policies that include new processes of knowledge production, civic participation and epistemic justice. We contend that the agenda points to the need for further research on the dynamics of science-society interactions.