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Gulsah Akar

  • Associate Professor, Knowlton Schl of Architecture
  • 275 W Woodruff Ave
    234 Knowlton Hall
    Columbus, OH 43210

Journal Articles

2019

  • Park, Y.; Akar, G., 2019, "Why do bicyclists take detours? A multilevel regression model using smartphone GPS data." Journal of Transport Geography 74, 191-200 - 191-200.

2018

  • Ozbilen, B.; Akar, G., 2018, "Review: Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places by Cervero, Robert, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al." Journal of Planning Education and Research
  • Blau, M.; Akar, G.; Nasar, J., 2018, "Driverless Vehicles' Potential Influence on Bicyclist Facility Preferences." International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Akar, G.; Erhardt, G.D., 2018, "User response to autonomous vehicles and emerging mobility systems." Transportation
  • Wang, K.; Akar, G., 2018, "The perceptions of bicycling intersection safety by four types of bicyclists." Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 59, 67-80 - 67-80.
  • Wang, K.; Akar, G.; Chen, Y.J., 2018, "Bike sharing differences among Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers: Lessons learnt from New York City's bike share." Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 116, 1-14 - 1-14.
  • Wang, K.; Akar, G., 2018, "Street Intersection Characteristics and Their Impacts on Perceived Bicycling Safety." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD
  • Park, Y.; Chen, N.; Akar, G., 2018, "Who is interested in carpooling and why: The importance of Individual Characteristics, Role Preferences, and Carpool Markets." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD

2017

  • Chen, Y.J.; Akar, G., 2017, "Using trip chaining and joint travel as mediating variables to explore the relationships among travel behavior, socio-demographics, and urban form." Journal of Transport and Land Use 10, no. 1, 573-588 - 573-588.
  • Chen, N.; Wang, C.H.; Akar, G., 2017, "Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate Spatial Variations in Activity Space." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD no. 2671, 40-50 - 40-50.
  • Chen, N.; Akar, G., 2017, "How do socio-demographics and built environment affect individual accessibility based on activity space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio." Journal of Transport and Land Use 10, no. 1,

2016

  • Chen,Na; Akar,Gulsah, 2016, "Effects of neighborhood types & socio-demographics on activity space." JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY 54, 112-121 - 112-121.
  • Akar,Gulsah; Chen,Na; Gordon,Steven,I, 2016, "Influence of neighborhood types on trip distances: Spatial error models for Central Ohio." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION 10, no. 3, 284-293 - 284-293.

2015

  • Namgung,Mi; Akar,Gulsah, 2015, "Influences of Neighborhood Characteristics and Personal Attitudes on University Commuters' Public Transit Use." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 2500, 93-101 - 93-101.
  • Wang, C.H.; Akar, G.; Guldmann, J., 2015, "Do your neighbors affect your bicycling choice? A spatial probit model for bicycling to The Ohio State University." JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY 42,

2014

  • Namgung,Mi; Akar,Gulsah, 2014, "Role of Gender and Attitudes on Public Transportation Use." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 2415, 136-144 - 136-144.
  • Evans-Cowley,Jennifer,S; Akar,Gulsah, 2014, "StreetSeen Visual Survey Tool for Determining Factors That Make a Street Attractive for Bicycling." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 2468, 19-27 - 19-27.

2013

  • Akar, Gulsah, 2013, "Ground Access to Airports, Case Study: Port Columbus International Airport." Journal of Air Transport Management 30, 25-31 - 25-31.
  • Akar,Gulsah, 2013, "Ground access to airports, case study: Port Columbus International Airport." JOURNAL OF AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT 30, 25-31 - 25-31.
  • Akar,Gulsah; Fischer,Nicholas; Namgung,Mi, 2013, "Bicycling Choice and Gender Case Study: The Ohio State University." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION 7, no. 5, 347-365 - 347-365.

2012

  • Akar, G.; Clifton, K.J.; Doherty, S.T., 2012, "Redefining activity types: Who participates in which leisure activity?." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE 46, no. 8,
  • Akar, Gulsah; Flynn, Chris; Namgung, Mi, 2012, "Travel Choices and Links to Transportation Demand Management, Case Study at The Ohio State University." Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2319, 77-85 - 77-85.
  • Akar,Gulsah; Flynn,Chris; Namgung,Mi, 2012, "Travel Choices and Links to Transportation Demand Management: Case Study at Ohio State University." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 2319, 77-85 - 77-85.
  • Akar, G., 2012, "Review of Transportation and economic development challenges, 2011, authors: K. Button and A. Reggiani." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION 78, no. 1,
  • Akar,Gulsah; Guldmann,Jean-Michel, 2012, "Another Look at Vehicle Miles Traveled Determinants of Vehicle Use in Two-Vehicle Households." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 2322, 110-118 - 110-118.

2011

  • Akar, G.; Clifton, K.J.; Doherty, S.T., 2011, "Discretionary activity location choice: in-home or out-of-home?." TRANSPORTATION 38, no. 1,

2010

  • Akar, G., 2010, "Moving oil from transportation." Renewable Energy World Magazine North America 2, no. 4,

2009

  • Akar, G.; Clifton, K.J.; Doherty, S.T., 2009, "How Travel Attributes Affect Planning Time Horizon of Activities." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 1, no. 2132,
  • Akar, G.; Clifton, K.J., 2009, "Influence of Individual Perceptions and Bicycle Infrastructure on Decision to Bike." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD -, no. 2140,
  • Clifton,Kelly,J; Burnier,Carolina,V; Akar,Gulsah, 2009, "Severity of injury resulting from pedestrian-vehicle crashes: What can we learn from examining the built environment?." TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT 14, no. 6, 425-436 - 425-436.
  • McCuen,Richard,H; Akar,Gulsah; Gifford,Ian,A; Srikantaiah,Deepa, 2009, "Recommendations for Improving Graduate Adviser-Advisee Communication." JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE 135, no. 4, 153-160 - 153-160.

Unknown

  • N. Chen and G. Akar, "How do Socio-Demographics and Built Environment affect Individual Accessibility based on Activity Space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio."

Presentations

  • "Do Your Neighbors Affect Your Mode Choice? A Spatial Probit Model for Commuting to The Ohio State University." Presented at 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Effects of Built Environment on Activity Spaces as Transportation Equity Indicator." 2016, Presented at 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Driverless Vehicles' Potential Influence on Bicyclist Facility Preferences." 2016, Presented at 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "How do socio-demographics and built environment affect individual accessibility based on activity space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio." 2015, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • Explaining Children's Travel: Parent's Travel and Other Factors. 2009, Presented at 50th Anniversary ACSP Conference,
  • Activity Choice and Travel: A New Choice Framework. 2009, Presented at 50th Anniversary ACSP Conference,
  • "Transportation and information." 2010, Presented at Knowlton School Lecture Series,
  • "Why do women bicycle less? Case study at The Ohio State University." 2011, Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Transportation Choice: Making a System that Works for All." 2011, Presented at Midwest Fair Trade Fest,
  • "How do we explain vehicle miles traveled (VMT)?." 2011, Presented at OSU, City and Regional Planning, PhD Lecture Series,
  • "Linking Land Use and Travel in Ohio." 2012, Presented at City and Regional Planning, PhD Lecture Series,
  • "Influence of Social Support of Family and Friends for Adolescent Walking, Physical Activity, and Health." 2009, Presented at Tranportation Research Board,
  • "Campus transportation patterns." 2010, Presented at OSU, City and Regional Planning, PhD Lecture Series,
  • Biking with Brutus: A Bicycle-sharing program for The Ohio State University. 2010, Presented at ACSP, 51st Annual Conference,
  • "Understanding Travel Choices and Links to TDM: A Case study of The Ohio State University." 2012, Presented at 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Another look at VMT: Determinants of Vehicle Use in Two-Vehicle Households." 2012, Presented at 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • Linking Land Use and Transportation in Ohio. 2012, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "Activity choice models and their extensions to energy analysis." 2011, Presented at OSU Integrated Systems Engineering Seminar Series,
  • "How can we promote carpooling? Using individual perceptions to create a framework." 2011, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "Influence of Neighborhood Types on Trip Distances: A Study of Central Ohio." 2013, Presented at 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Airport Ground Access Survey 2012." 2012, Presented at OSU Center for Aviation Studies, Annual Aviation Night,
  • Linking Land Use and Transportation in Ohio. 2013, Presented at 14th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference,
  • Space and Time Patterns of Traffic-Related Air Pollution to Inform Exposure and Risk for Transportation and Parking Planning at The Ohio State University. 2011, Presented at International Society of Exposure Science Annual Conference,
  • "Urban Transportation Patterns and Solution Approaches to Acheive a Sustainable Transportation System in Ankara." 2007, Presented at Transportation Research Board,
  • "Beyond the Bus? Public Transit in Central Ohio." 2010, Presented at Panel Discussion by League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus,
  • Challenging the bicycle compatibility index (BCI): How effective is the BCI?. 2011, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • Why not public transit? The role of attitudes and perceptions in public transit usage. 2012, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "StreetSeen: Factors Influencing the Desirability of a Street for Bicycling." 2014, Presented at 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • Transportation Trends: How do we explain vehicle miles traveled?. 2011, Presented at OTEC (Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference),
  • "Exploring the interrelationships among socio-demographics, urban form, activity travel patterns and vehicle miles traveled." 2015, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "How do socio-demographics and built environment affect individual accessibility based on activity space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio." 2015, Presented at 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Influence of Time-Use Decisions on Physical Activity Patterns." 2007, Presented at International Association of Time Use Research Conference (IATUR),
  • Attitudes, Perceptions, and Preferences for Travel. 2010, Presented at ACSP, 51st Annual Conference,
  • "The Role of Activity Attributes and Gender on Activity Participation." 2009, Presented at TRB's Fourth International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation,
  • "Factors Affecting Bicycle Commuting: The Role of Individual Attitudes and Neighborhood Environments." 2017, Presented at 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Driverless Vehicles’ Influence on Bicyclist Facility Preferences." 2016, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "Neighborhood Environments and School Children’s Bicycling Activity: A gender-based hierarchical model with spatial spillover effects." 2016, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "Study on Joint Travel Companion Types of Multiple‐Member Households in Cleveland Metropolitan Area, Ohio." 2017, Presented at 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Structural analysis on Trip Chaining, Joint Travel and Travel Demand: Evidence from Cleveland Metropolitan Area." 2016, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "The decision to commute by bicycle to campus: The interplay of individual attitudes and neighborhood environments." 2016, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate Spatial Variations in Activity Space." 2016, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference,
  • "Who Is Interested in Carpooling and Why? The Importance of Individual Characteristics, Role Preferences, and Carpool Markets." 2018, Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Street Intersection Characteristics and Their Impacts on Perceived Bicycling Safety." 2018, Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Joint Analysis of the Impacts of Built Environment and Bikeshare Station Capacity on Trip Attractions Across Different Gender and Age Groups." 2018, Presented at Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Why women bicycle less? Evidence from the University of Maryland campus." 2010, Presented at ACSP, 51st Annual Conference,
  • "Influences of Neighborhood Characteristics and Personal Attitudes on University Commuters' Public Transit Use." Presented at 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "The Role of Gender and Attitudes on Public Transportation Use." Presented at 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate Spatial Variations in Activity Space." Presented at 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),
  • "Healthy Places (Panelist)." 2016, Presented at CURA's Panel Discussion: Healthy Places,
  • "Travel Decisions & Their Implications for Urban Transportation: From Campus Transportation to Statewide Modeling." 2015, Presented at Portland State University, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Friday Transportation Seminar,
  • "New Technologies, Unintended Consequences and Other Road Users." 2017, Presented at APA Statewide Planning Conference,
  • "Bicycle Route Preferences of University Commuters Revealed by Smart-Phone GPS Data: Safe, Separated, Fluid, and Green." 2017, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 57th Annual Conference,
  • "Street Intersection Characteristics and Their Impacts on Perceived Bicycling Safety." 2017, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 57th Annual Conference,
  • "Joint Analysis of the Impacts of Built Environment on Bike Sharing Station Capacity and Gender Specific Trip Attractions." 2017, Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 57th Annual Conference,
  • Social Equity in the Smart City. 2017, Presented at Ohio Planning Conference State Planning Convening,
  • "OSU Mobility Week." 2018, Presented at OSU Mobility Week,

Papers in Proceedings

2011

Unknown

  • Wang, C-H.; Akar, G.; Guldmann, J. "Do your neighbors affect your mode choice? A spatial probit model for commuting to The Ohio State University." in Transportation Research Board (TRB).