- Ph.D., Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, 2008
- M.S., Public Policy and Management, Universität Konstanz (Germany), 2003
- M.S., City and Regional Planning, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, 2002
- Sustainable Urban Transportation
- Travel Behavior
- Bicycling and Walking
- Active Travel and Public Health
- Public Transportation
- Transportation Policy
- International Comparative Urban Transportation
- UAP 5224: Planning Methods and Technologies
- UAP 5644: Transportation Systems Planning
- UAP 5794: Environmental Plan Studio
- UAP 5864: Topics in Transportation Policy and Planning
- UAP 3954/5954: Sustainable Policy Making & Planning in Europe
- Pucher, J., Buehler, R. (eds.) 2012. City Cycling. MIT Press (416 pages).
Peer-reviewed articles (selection of 65+)
- Botello, B., Buehler, R., Hankey, S., Mondschein, A., Zhiqiu, J. 2019. “Planning for Walking and Cycling in an Autonomous-Vehicle Future,“ Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
- Buehler, R., Pucher, J., Duemmler, O. 2019. “Verkehrsverbund: The Evolution and Spread of Fully-Integrated Regional Public Transport in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 1, 36-50.
- James, O., Swiderski, JI, Hicks, J., Teoman, D., and Buehler, R. 2019. “Pedestrians and E-Scooters: An Initial Look at E-Scooter Parking and Perceptions by Riders and Non-Riders,” Sustainability.
- Heinen, E., Buehler, R. 2019. “Bicycle parking: a systematic review of scientific literature on parking behaviour, parking preferences, and their influence on cycling and travel behavior,” Transport Reviews, Vol.39, No.5, pp. 630-656.
- Buehler, R., Pucher, J., Gerike, R. and Goetschi, T. 2017. “Reducing Car Dependence in the Heart of Europe: Lessons from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland,” Transport Reviews, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp 4-28.
- Buehler, R., Pucher, J., Altshuler, A. 2017. “Vienna’s Path to Sustainable Transport,“ International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 257-271.
- SPIN/Ford/Safety-Through-Disruption UTC, Studying E-Scooter Deployment on Campus, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. My role: Co-PI, collecting and analyzing rider survey data, 2019/2020.
- Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research (MATS), Planning for walking and cycling in an automated vehicle future. My role: PI, 2017-2018.
- European Commission & UN Habitat. State of European Cities Report. Chapter on urban transport. My role: PI (joint), 2015-2016.
- Transforming Urban Transport, Harvard University & Volvo Foundation, Case Study Vienna, Austria, My role: PI for Virginia Tech part of study, 2014-2015.
Most of Ralph’s research has an international comparative perspective, contrasting transport and land-use policies, transport systems, and travel behavior in Western Europe and North America. Ralph’s research interests include:
(1) the influence of transport policy, land use, and socio-demographics on travel behavior;
(2) active travel and public health; and
(3) public transport demand, supply, regional coordination, and financial efficiency.