SARUP welcomes Robert Schneider

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Robert Schneider, PhD has joined the Department of Urban Planning as Assistant Professor. He will be teaching courses on sustainable transportation.

Assistant Professor Schneider recently wrote an article that was published in the January 2013 issue of Transport Policy, entitled "Theory of routine mode choice decisions: An operational framework to increase sustainable transportation." It suggests five steps that people consider when choosing between automobile, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian modes for routine travel (e.g., going to work, going to the store): 1) awareness and availability, 2) basic safety and security, 3) convenience and cost, 4) enjoyment, and 5) habit. These five steps are supported by previous research and illustrated by interview responses from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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