Fuel price changes and their impacts on urban transport – a literature review using bibliometric and content analysis techniques, 1972–2017

While the period of heightened oil prices in 2005–2014 has attracted considerable academic and policy attention, there is scant cross-disciplinary research considering energy price, transport and land use together. In car dependent societies many socio-economically disadvantaged areas often lack public and active transport accessibility. Emerging research focus has been placed on issues of transport equity including effects of fuel prices. The authors reviewed 45 years (1972–2017) of publications about fuel price impacts, transport, and urban context, drawn from Web of Science listed publications. Bibliographic citation analysis reveals eight major research clusters with a set of inter-city comparative studies at their centre. The historical evolution, geographical trends, research approaches and the key themes are revealed by context analysis. The paper highlights the need for further studies looking at energy, transport and land use interaction, and suggests a greater focus on transport equity.

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    • © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Abstract republished with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Leung, Abraham
    • Burke, Matthew
    • Cui, Jianqiang
    • Perl, Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2019-7


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  • Accession Number: 01707004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2019 3:05PM