Transportation in Developing Countries
Behavioural Causes and Traffic Violations by Motorcyclists in Indonesia : (with Tri Basuki Joewono and Upali Vandebona)
In order to prevent road accidents and formulate policies to promote road safety in urban roads, it is crucial to understand factors that cause violation of traffic rules. Whilst such issues have been investigated in developed countries, the availability of such knowledge in rapidly motorising countries, such as Indonesia, is still poor. This study aims to investigate the factors influencing violation behaviour by motorcyclists and types of such violations. The study is based on surveys of three metropolitan cities, namely Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya, in Indonesia.
Analysing urban poor's mobility practice in Ahmedabad, India: (with Rutul Joshi, Graham Parkhurst and Charles Musselwhite)
This research is developed from the confluence of discourses related to three idioms: the city, mobility and poverty. Unlike in developed countries, many urban poor in developing cities have been forced to trade-off between their travel, housing locations and job preferences and opportunities. Despite understanding the mechanisms underlie this trade-off is the key for the government to understand the need of and to help this group of travelers, it is hardly being analysed systematically in the past. This is the aim of this research.
Collecting a comprehensive 3-weeks household activity-travel diary and developing a base for activity based analysis in Indonesia: (with Dimas Dharmowijoyo)
This research collects a comprehensive panel data collection and analysis at household level, including detailed travel behavior variables and comprehensive in-home and out-of-home activity participations, individual cognitive habits and affective behaviors, the rate of physical activities, as well as health related quality of life (QoL) information in the Bandung Metropolitan Area (BMA), Indonesia. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to collecting an individual’s activity diary over an extending period as it captures the multitasking activities and multidisciplinary factors that underlie individual activity-travel patterns in developing countries.Further analysis on the factors underlie the complexity of the relationships between individuals’ socio-demographic characteristics and their health conditions, personal attachments and social norms as it relates to the use of motorized vehicles, their activity participation and daily time spent distribution in developing countries context are explored.
Paratransit and various issues surrounding it: (with Ari Tarigan, Tri Basuki Joewono, Maruf Hossain, Derlie Mateo-Babiano, Alicia Ames)
A Transport Workers’ Perspective on Indigenous Transport and Climate Change Adaptation in Bandung, Indonesia, and Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
Travel behaviour, transport and land use policies in China: (with Chengxi Liu, Sun Yilin, Xiaomei Lin, Shao Chunfu, a.o.)