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Rathee Dewi Sivasubramaniyam: PhD, Te Kura Whatu Oho Mauri, School of Psychology

Chief Supervisor: Samuel Charlton

Understanding Individuals' Unsustainable Transport Decisions 

A large percentage of car trips in New Zealand involve driving solo, despite the detrimental effect extensive use of cars has on the environment and community. This research aims to understand how people make their travel choices, with a focus on unsustainable travel decisions such as solo commuting to work. Earlier studies in relation to travel behaviour have demonstrated that solo car use is due to persisting habits, positive attitudes, norms of car use, perceived utility, and personal satisfaction from driving, however, these factors have been studied independently of one another. This research aims to directly compare and contrast these factors to better understand commuters travel decisions. Findings can be used to develop ways to promote sustainable transport options and reduce solo car use in New Zealand.

Allie

Allie Knight: Masters, Te Kura Whatu Oho Mauri, School of Psychology

Chief Supervisor: Samuel Charlton

Allie has channeled her love of sustainable transport into research examining cyclist’s behaviour. Her study investigates cyclist’s actions and attitudes on separated and non-separated cycle ways. Allie hopes her results will inform infrastructure design to encourage active transportation habits and keep all road users safe.


Francene

Francene Thomas: Masters, Te Kura Whatu Oho Mauri, School of Psychology

Chief Supervisor: Samuel Charlton

The global pandemic dramatically altered the transport sector. Francene is investigating the lasting effects that travel restrictions had on public transport use. Comparing Australians and New Zealander’s travel choices before, during, and after COVID-19 rules, Francene hopes to understand if there have been any lasting changes in public transport sector.


Ritika

Ritika Mala: Honours, Te Kura Whatu Oho Mauri, School of Psychology

Chief Supervisor: Samuel Charlton


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