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What's Working when it comes to Commuting Programs?

14 April 2015


Last Friday April 10th 2015, Dr Daniel Newman, a research associate here at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, took part in a Huffington Post Live debate about commuting. The international online media platform hosts debates everyday covering a broad range of topics, bringing together the knowledge of academics, policy makers and think tanks from all across the world.  Daniel spoke about the negative effects of commuting by car on an individual's mental and physical health, while also highlighting his current research on transport poverty.

Other academics and transport policy experts involved in the discussion were

Shin-pei Tsay, the Director of Research and Development at the TransitCenter in New York, spoke about the role of planners to develop a communities rather than highways networks.

Baruch Feigenbaum a policy analyst at Reason Foundation stated the importance of planners to work with communities to discuss what could be done to address their needs and working closely with both the public and private sector to encourage a cultural shift away from car dependency.

Brian Lagerberg Director of Public Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation spoke about the actions that the state can take to improve public transport.

The discussion can be viewed online here –

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