This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Commuting -- Psychological aspects, Stress (Psychology), Commuters -- Attitudes, Travel -- Decision making, Choice of transportation
This research integrates perspectives from transportation and psychology research by focusing on the relations between commuting stress, commuting mode choice, and consequences of such choice for commuters’ health, travel safety, and work performance. To fill the gaps in the transportation and psychology literatures, the project addresses two key research questions:
1) Under what circumstances workers experiencing commuting stress are more likely to commute via car vs. public transit vs. bicycle vs. on foot?
2) What are the different implications of choosing different commuting modes for commuters’ mental and physical health?
Yang, Liu-Qin. How Commute Choices Can Control Stress Levels. Project Brief NITC-RR-995. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2018.