Poster Session: 1:40 - 2:30pm, Lectern Session: 2:35 - 2:55pm
1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village
Although travel to school for elementary students has been widely studied, research into the profile of teenage travel to school is noticeably lacking. Considering that teenage travel may have important implications for the formation of habits that shape adult travel behavior, research on the determinants of teen travel to school is needed. Using data from a survey of students at three high schools in Northern California, we present new evidence showing mode choice to school is heavily dependent on the school context and influenced by student attitudes. We focus on attitudes about bicycling and find that high school mode choice is influenced by self-perceptions, perceptions of the bicycling environment, and perceptions of social norms about bicycling. Additionally, we show that there may be key attitudinal profiles that make students predisposed to bike instead of walk or drive.
List of Speakers:
Poster Session: 1:40 – 2:30pm
Lectern Session: 2:35 – 2:55pm Dillon Fitch, “Mode Choice to High School: Evidence from Northern California”
Dillon Fitch, M.S. Geography, San Diego State University, B.A. Political Science, UC Irvine
Dillon Fitch is a current PhD student in Transportation, Technology, and Policy. His past academic research has covered both physical and social sciences, and has five years of experience as a geographical information systems consultant. His current research interests are in bicyclist behavior and sustainable transportation planning.