Among the efforts in reducing air pollution in Chinese cities, promoting transportation mode shift from private cars to more sustainable modes (e.g., public transit, walking and cycling) is a critical element in urban policies. Yet, urban policymakers in areas with high air pollution often face the dual task of pollution reduction while educating the public about the health impacts of mitigation measures. This talk will present findings from a case study in Zhengzhou, China, that evaluates the impact of information interventions on car commuters’ intention to shift from private car use to greener transportation modes. The talk will also discuss how the greening impact of information interventions evolves as car commuters are given additional public health information.
About the Speaker
Xin Yang is a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC). She is currently involved in a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research project that examines health, environmental and social determinants of life-space mobility patterns among community-dwelling older adults in Singapore. Before joining
the LKYCIC, Xin was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Future Mobility Interdisciplinary Research Group. She received her PhD degree in urban planning from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is interested in understanding travel behaviour and transportation equity outcomes of land use policies and emerging mobility services.
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