By Genaro C. Armas
Robert Schneider, associate professor of urban planning, has been named the 2019 Research Professional of the Year by the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals.
The association, which aims to create more walkable, bikeable places, will present the award at its conference in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 28. APBP lauded Schneider’s efforts in research areas such as yielding behavior, which is the tendency of drivers to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
“APBP recognizes and honors his contributions advancing the state of practice in bicycle and pedestrian research,” the association said in a statement.
Schneider’s research interests also include travel behavior and sustainable transportation policy. In addition to researching driver yielding behavior, he has created statistical models to estimate pedestrian volumes at intersections, developed a method to classify motor vehicle collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists, and quantified pedestrian and bicyclist fatality risk in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas.