New Media Mentions

undefined MA: Boston bike sales surge amid coronavirus pandemic

undefined Boston bike sales surge amid coronavirus pandemic

undefined In age of coronavirus, bikes becoming increasingly popular

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Three Media Mentions

Can free public transport transform a country?

Electric scooter-sharing grinds to a halt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Roanoke Star Alternative Transportation Modes Help With Social Distancing, Good Health and Wellness

Everyone stay safe!

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TRB Poster with MURP Students

I completely forgot to post this photo of our TRB annual meeting poster about e-scooters in Rosslyn.

Here is a link to related paper and below is the photo.

James, O., Swiderski, JI, Hicks, J., Teoman, D., and Buehler, R. 2019. Pedestrians and E-Scooters: An Initial Look at E-Scooter Parking and Perceptions by Riders and Non-RidersSustainability, Vol 11, No. 20, 5591; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205591.

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Several Media Mentions of our New Article

HuffPostMore People Are Biking These Days — So Why Are Kids Riding Less?

MinnPostLittle change seen in walking and cycling in the U.S. since 2000

Consumer AffairsActive commuting will only increase with more federal funding, experts say

News MEdicalMore federal funding needed to improve active transportation among Americans

PhysMore federal funding needed to increase Americans’ active transportation habits

VT DailyMore federal funding needed to increase Americans’ active transportation habits, research suggests

 

These media mentions are based on our new article. The article can be accessed here:

Physical activity from walking and cycling for daily travel in the United States, 2001–2017: Demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic variation

 

 

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Media Mention: Cycling in America Stuck in First Gear

Cycling in America Stuck in First Gear

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New Paper On Scooters and Pedestrians Published with MURP Students

James, O., Swiderski, JI, Hicks, J., Teoman, D., and Buehler, R. 2019. Pedestrians and E-Scooters: An Initial Look at E-Scooter Parking and Perceptions by Riders and Non-Riders. Sustainability, Vol 11, No. 20, 5591; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205591.

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Presentation at National Capital Commission in Ottawa, Canada

Last week, I presented my research in Ottawa, Canada at the National Capital Commission’s session on ‘From point A to B, intelligently’ youtu.be/DH226s6gQvw.

NCC CNN Ottawa

I was also happy to meet up with Frank Hartman and Eva Willems from the German Embassy, as well as Hans Moor.

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Welcome New MURP Students

On Saturday we held our first SPIA new student orientation in our new building in Ballston. Weclome to our new MURP and PGG students.

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New Semester, New Campus, and a New Role

Starting this semester the School of Public and International Affairs will hold classes in Ballston in Arlington County–a short walk from the Ballston Metro stop. Here is a photo of our new facility. I will also take one during the day…..it is a LEED certified building.

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Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington, Virginia, dusk, exterior, VTRC Arlington

In addition, starting this summer I took over from Tom Sanchez as program chair for Urban Affairs and Planning. I am excited about this new role. Thanks to Tom for all his great work during the past years.

 

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New article: Planning for walking and cycling in an autonomous-vehicle future

Botello, B., Buehler, R., Hankey, S., Mondschein, A., Jiang, Z. 2019. Planning for walking and cycling in an autonomous-vehicle future. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

TRIP

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