The Smart Public Transport Lab develops new solutions and methods for public transport planning, operations and management. In the Smart PT Lab we are passionate about performing high level scientific research with a practical relevance and impactful outcomes. Welcome on-board!

 

The Smart Public Transport Lab develops new solutions and methods for public transport planning, operations and management. In the Smart PT Lab we are passionate about performing high level scientific research with a practical relevance and impactful outcomes. Welcome on-board!

SPTL Seminar (2nd of August) by Subeh Chowdhury: "The importance of public transport ridership for commuters"

Date: Friday 2 August 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: CEG 2.62

Taking a closer look at the importance of public transport ridership for commuters

By Subeh Chowdhury
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Auckland

Abstract
In metropolitan car-centric cities, commuter’s strong dependency on cars for mobility has contributed to a sedentary life-style. It has had an adverse effect on health both directly (through high rates of obesity) and indirectly through noise pollution, and air pollution – which have led to respiratory issues. Globally, government agencies are promoting active modes (walking and cycling) and public transport use by strategically implementing policies and infrastructure to encourage a mode shift from private vehicles. However, barriers to the use of these facilities still exist from a social justice perspective, in particular gender and racial equity. The mode people choose has a significant influence their long-term health (physical and mental well-being). This talk will take a look at the importance of public transport to society, from a social justice perspective, and how we can improve ridership.

Speaker Biography
Dr Subeh Chowdhury joined the University of Auckland as an academic in 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2008 and received her Ph.D. in 2014, both from the University of Auckland. Before joining the university, Subeh worked in the industry for 3 years as a transportation engineer. Her time in the industry involved working with various alliance transport projects in road safety. She maintains her link with the industry by providing sponsored research projects to her students. Her expertise is in: travel behaviour of public transport users, development of integrated systems, and active modes. Subeh is a regular presenter and attendee of Transportation Research Annual meetings. She is a member of the TRB Public Transport Committee (AP025) and Australasian Transport Research Forum Executive Committee. She is a regular reviewer of well-known journals, such as Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation, Transport Policy and Journal of Transport and Health.

The slides used for the seminar can be found here.

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