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Christopher Standen

Christopher Standen

BSc Hons Brunel MEM UNSW
PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Chris holds a BSc in Physics from Brunel University (London), where his honours research was on subatomic particle measurement at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, and a Master of Environmental Management from The University of New South Wales.

He has previously worked on sustainable transport programs in local government, and as a systems architect designing telecommunications networks for public operators in Europe and Asia.

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Thesis working title

The value of slow travel

Expenditure on urban transport infrastructure is justified largely on the basis of its ability to increase travel speeds. This approach has the unfortunate consequence of promoting urban sprawl, transport disadvantage and social isolation. It also ignores the welfare benefits of ‘slow travel’, e.g., enjoyment, exercise, having time to switch off between home and work, and a stronger connection with one’s neighbourhood.

As part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project involving ITLS and a number of university, government and NGO partners, Chris is researching methods for economically valuing these benefits of slow travel. In addition, he is investigating how travellers’ preferences for slow travel may change over time, and the implications such changes may have for long term demand forecasting and economic assessment of slow travel infrastructure.

Supervisors: Stephen Greaves, Andrew Collins

Publications

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Rissel C, Greaves SP, Wen LM, Crane M and Standen C 2015 'Use of and short-term impacts of new cycling infrastructure in inner-Sydney, Australia: a quasi-experimental design', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol.12:129, pp. 1-8 Link

Greaves SP, Ellison AB, Ellison R, Rance D, Standen C, Rissel C and Crane M 2015 'A Web-Based Diary and Companion Smartphone app for Travel/Activity Surveys', Transportation Research Procedia, vol.11, pp. 297-310 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Greaves SP, Ellison AB, Ellison R, Standen C, Rissel C and Crane M 2015 'Changes in Cycling Following an Infrastructure Intervention', 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2nd October 2015

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Crane M, Rissel C, Standen C and Greaves SP 2014 'Associations between the frequency of cycling and domains of quality of life', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol.25:3, pp. 182-5 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Ellison AB, Ellison R, Rance D, Greaves SP and Standen C 2014 'Harnessing smartphone sensors for tracking location to support travel data collection', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014

Greaves SP, Ellison R, Ellison AB, Standen C, Rissel C and Crane M 2014 'A Web-Based Diary and Companion Smartphone app for Travel/Activity Surveys', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014

Greaves SP, Ellison AB, Ellison R and Standen C 2014 'Development of Online Diary for Longitudinal Travel and Activity Surveys', 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2014, Washington D.C., United States, 16th January 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Rissel C, Greaves SP, Wen LM, Capon A, Crane M and Standen C 2013 'Evaluating the transport, health and economic impacts of new urban cycling infrastructure in Sydney, Australia - protocol paper', BMC Public Health, vol.13:963, pp. 1-8 Link