Karst Geurs is appointed Full Professor of Transport Planning at Department of Civil Engineering. His research focuses on interactions between land use and transport, accessibility modelling and evaluation and the dynamics in travel behaviour. From 2009-2013 he was Associated Professor at the Department of CE. He worked at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment from 1997 and moved to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in 2005. In 2006 he received his PhD at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, on accessibility appraisal of land-use and transport policy strategies. He teaches master courses on Transport Policy and Planning, Land Use and Transport Interactions and Sustainable Transport within the Master Track Transport Engineering and Management.

He is chair of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR), Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU).

Professional Experience

  • 2013¬†Full Professor of Transport Planning, Dep. CE, University of Twente.
  • 2009¬†Associate Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente.
  • 2007¬†Programme Manager Transport, Netherlands Environmental
    Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
  • 2005¬†
    Researcher land use, transport and environment, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
  • 1997¬†Researcher land use, transport and environment, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.


  • 2006¬†PhD, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Thesis title: Accessibility, land use and transport. Accessibility evaluation of land-use and transport developments and policy strategies. Awarded Cum Laude.
  • 1995¬†Master of Science Environmental Science, Environmental Policy Evaluation, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1993¬†Bachelor of Science Transport Engineering and Planning, Breda University of Professional Education, the Netherlands


  • Chair of the Netwerk on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR) -¬†http://www.nectar-eu.eu/
  • Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) etrr.springeropen.com ¬†
  • TRAIL research fellow.
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU) (www.jtlu.org).


  • Social Sciences

    • Netherlands
    • Accessibility
    • Bicycles
    • Motor Vehicles
    • Dutch
    • Mode Choice
    • Urban Areas
    • Travel


Ancillary activities

  • Elseviereditor Journal of Transport Geography
  • AssociationChair of NECTAR


A composite X-minute city cycling accessibility metric and its role in assessing spatial and socioeconomic inequalities ‚Äď A case study in Utrecht, the NetherlandsJournal of Urban Mobility, 3, Article 100043. Knap, E., Ulak, M. B., Geurs, K. T., Mulders, A. & Van der drift, S.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urbmob.2022.100043The interactions between accessibility and crash risk from a social equity perspective: A case study at the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan regionJournal of Safety Research, 87, 176-186. Odijk, M. J. M., Asadi, M., Baran Ulak, M. & Geurs, K. T.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2023.09.015Reverse engineering cycling culture using stakeholders‚Äô perceptions of well-established examples: Insights from Enschede and M√ľnsterCase Studies on Transport Policy, 14, Article 101107. De freitas miranda, H., Rodrigues da silva, A. n. & Geurs, K.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2023.101107Slimme mobiliteitshubs: de ontwikkeling van inclusieve hubs. Garritsen, K. E., Grigolon, A. B. & Geurs, K.Examining the crash risk factors associated with cycling: findings from four Dutch cities, 115-117. Uijtdewilligen, T., Ulak, M. B., Bijleveld, F., Geurs, K. & Dijkstra, A.Examining the crash risk factors associated with cycling by considering spatial and temporal disaggregation of exposure: Findings from four Dutch citiesJournal of Transportation Safety and Security (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Uijtdewilligen, T., Ulak, M., Wijlhuizen, G. J., Bijleveld, F., Geurs, K. & Dijkstra, A.https://doi.org/10.1080/19439962.2023.2273547Using body sensors in evaluations of the impact of smart cycling technologies on cycling experienceIn MobileHCI '23 Companion: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction, Article 43 (pp. 1-4). Boot, M., Ulak, B., Geurs, K. & Havinga, P.https://doi.org/10.1145/3565066.3609736Accessibility: perspectives, measures and applicationsIn The Transport System and Transport Policy: An Introduction (pp. 178-199). Edward Elgar. Geurs, K. & van Wee, B.The impact of COVID-19 on teleworking and commuting behavior‚ÄĒA literature reviewIn Advances in Transport Policy and Planning: Volume 12: COVID-19: Implications for Policy and Planning (pp. 1-48). Elsevier. Olde kalter, M.-j., Geurs, K. T. & Wismans, L.https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.atpp.2023.07.004Co-Creation Practices and Technologies for Open Urban PlanningIn C&T '23: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Communities and Technologies - Humanization of Digital Technologies 2023 (pp. 258-261). Association for Computing Machinery. Tellioglu, H., Mikusch, G., Kirchberger, C., Keseru, I., Geurs, K. T., Buettner, B. & Vettori, B.https://doi.org/10.1145/3593743.3593786A review of state-of-the-art bicycle technologies affecting cycling safety: Level of smartness and technology readinessTransport reviews, 43(3), 430-452. Kapousizis, G., Ulak, M. B., Geurs, K. & Havinga, P. J. M.https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2022.2122625

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