Paul Schimek

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Paul Schimek

Paul Schimek, is a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University. He teaches urban transportation planning. He holds a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA and a PhD in Urban and Studies and Planning from M.I.T. He has been a transportation consultant for 20 years, currently with TranSystems, previously with Booz Allen Hamilton, URS, and the U.S. DOT Volpe Center. His professional work focuses on public transit, where he focuses on the application of automatic data collection systems to improved service planning, fare policy, and operations management. He has particular expertise in bus system improvements and Bus Rapid Transit.

Previously, he was a transportation planner for the City of Boston where his duties included neighborhood transportation planning, traffic and parking impact analysis, and bicycle planning. At the U.S. DOT Volpe Center he contributed to Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Change Action Plan (1993), studied the relationship between transportation mode choices and population density, and created a model to analyze the impact of fuel price on automobile ownership and use.

Schimek’s doctoral research was a comparison of public transit use and performance in the U.S. compared to Canada. His published papers on a variety of transportation topics have appeared in Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research A and D, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Transportation Statistics. His most recent published article is a study of public transit fare elasticities. His current research is on bicyclist injuries, including a study of police-reported collisions in Boston; a study of motorist overtaking collisions; and a review of the safety of urban bicycle paths adjacent to roadways. [1]

Los Angeles DSA Executive Board 1989

According to Los Angeles Left October 1989, Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America's Executive Board consisted of Ben Dobbs, Brad Jones, Barbara Hooper, Claire Kaplan, Bob Niemann, Paul Schimek, Harold Meyerson, Steve Tarzynski.