Carolyn (Carey) McAndrews


Carolyn (Carey) McAndrews

Associate Professor
Urban and Regional Planning
BA Economics, MS Civil & Environmental Engineering, MCP and PhD City & Regional Planning
Research Interests
land use
public health
public policy
environment and behavior
public participation
bicycle/pedestrian planning
rural communities
regional planning
201 Music Hall
Office Hours
Spring 2019: Tuesday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Link to CV

Carolyn (Carey) McAndrews is an associate professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her fields of research are transportation planning, policy, and design.

Her research seeks to understand how emerging health, safety, and environmental goals become part of mainstream transportation decision making. Equity is central to these goals, and her research analyzes the distribution of transportation’s health impacts, as well as how people organize to influence transportation decision making.

Dr. McAndrews received her doctorate in city and regional planning with a designated emphasis in global metropolitan studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prior training includes degrees in economics (BA Brown University), urban planning (MCP UC Berkeley), and transportation engineering (MS UC Berkeley). In 2010–2012 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Current topics in her research and teaching include:

  • Arterial corridors, transportation technologies, and public health

  • Transportation behavior and policy

  • Smart parking and public management

  • Physical activity, workplaces, and worker health

  • Evaluation of walking and cycling programs

  • Transportation injury prevention for all types of road users

  • Public participation in transportation decision making

  • Leadership in transportation


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  • McAndrews, Carolyn and Elizabeth Deakin. (Forthcoming). “Public Health Advocacy in Transportation Planning and Decision Making: The Case of Health Impact Assessment.” Forthcoming at Case Studies on Transport Policy.


  • Christopher, Ed, Carolyn McAndrews. (2018). “Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?” ITE Journal, 88(5), 13–16. Link to journal


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Jane Hansberry. (2018). “Facilitation and Dialogue as Methods of Reflective Practice in Professional Education.” Planning Practice and Research, 33(1), 86–95.


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Sara Tabatabaie, Jill S. Litt. (2018). “Motivations and Strategies for Bicycle Planning in Rural, Suburban, and Low-Density Communities: The Need for Best Practices.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 84(2), 99–111.


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Wesley E. Marshall. (2018). “Livable Streets, Livable Arterials? Characteristics of Commercial Arterials Associated with Neighborhood Livability.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 84(1), 33–44.


  • Rosenlieb, Evan, Carolyn McAndrews, Wesley E. Marshall, Austin Troy. (2018). “Urban Development Patterns and Exposure to Hazardous and Protective Traffic Environments.” Journal of Transport Geography, 66, 125–134.


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Keshia Pollack, David Berrigan, Andrew Dannenberg, Ed Christopher. (2017). “Understanding and Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health and Transportation Goals.” American Journal of Public Health, 107(8), 1278–1282.


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Kenta Okuyama, Jill S. Litt. (2017). “The Reach of Bicycling in Rural, Small, and Low-density Places.” Transportation Research Record, 2662, 134–142. Outstanding Paper Award, Transportation Research Board Bicycle Transportation Committee.


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Kirsten Beyer, Clare E. Guse. Peter Layde. (2017). “Are Rural Places Less Safe for Motorists? Definitions of Urban and Rural to Understand Road Safety Disparities.” Injury Prevention, 23(6), 412–415.


  • McAndrews, Carolyn, Kirsten Beyer, Clare E. Guse, Peter Layde. (2017). “Linking Transportation and Population Health to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Transportation Injury: Implications for Practice and Policy,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 11(3), 197–205.


  • Marshall, Wesley E., Carolyn McAndrews. (2017). “Understanding Livable Streets in the Context of the Arterials that Surround Them,” Transportation Research Record, 2605, 1–17.