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Behavior change

Promoting better commutes

23 January 2017

Commuting is something the vast majority of adults have to contend with on a daily basis and, with average commutes taking at least 30 minutes, the morning journey plays a key role in setting the tone for our workday.  

Movement Matters Los Angeles 2017

20 December 2016

Movement Matters is a series of meet-ups, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring how transportation shapes and influences the cities we live in. 

Our first series of meet-ups take place in Los Angeles, where we share a program of insightful discussions on some of the most current topics in the industry, including technology, Mobility as a Service, behavior change, wayfinding systems, and transit funding. 

Supporting SCAG's 'Go Human' active transportation campaign

16 November 2015

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is managing an Active Transportation Safety and Encouragement Campaign — Go Human — to reduce vehicle versus pedestrian and bicycle collisions whilst increasing levels of walking and biking in Southern California.  

Steer Davies Gleave is very excited to have been appointed to develop toolkits and deliver training to four audiences across the region: Elected Officials, Employers, Community Organizations and Transportation and Public Health professionals.  

Encouraging travel behavior change in Green Lake, Seattle

16 November 2015

Steer Davies Gleave implemented a ground-breaking Personalized Travel Planning (PTP) project in the Green Lake neighborhood area of Seattle from May-July, 2015. Working with King County Metro through their 'In Motion' program, this approach used door-to-door outreach to engage participants, adapting a conversation style called 'Motivational Interviewing' from the health sector.

University of Washington applies Motivational Interviewing to commuters

09 November 2015

Steer Davies Gleave trained the University of Washington’s (UW) Transportation Services team in Motivational Interviewing (MI), a behavior change technique we have been using to reduce&nbcar reliance in cities. 'MI' is a person-centered style of communication which aims to empower people to find their own reasons for change. 

This led UW to incorporate MI into their own pioneering transportation demand management program, the ‘Commute Concierge’, which provides individualized assistance to commuters through a single point of contact in the team. 

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