Event Title

Smarter Cycling

Location

Portland State University

Start Date

11-4-2015 9:45 AM

End Date

11-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

With the current trend of urbanization, the populations of major cities such as Portland are steadily increasing. This is causing a variety of problems, both within the city and in rural areas. In regards to the city, the major challenges facing city planners are the need for the expansion of residential neighborhoods and a rise in traffic throughout the city. One way to tackle the issue of an abundance of traffic, is to make alternate means of transportation more appealing to residents. We chose to focus on bicycling because of the bike‐friendly culture already in place in Portland. An increase on the biking population would reduce the number of cars on the road, decreasing pollution, and cause drivers to be more aware of the bikes that ride beside them. The potential of our project to track bike theft throughout the city allows the bikers to feel more confident about their ability to avoid dangerous parking locations.

Comments

Mentors: Barbara Acevedo, Ke’Liilah Vara

Smarter Cycling is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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Apr 11th, 9:45 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

Smarter Cycling

Portland State University

With the current trend of urbanization, the populations of major cities such as Portland are steadily increasing. This is causing a variety of problems, both within the city and in rural areas. In regards to the city, the major challenges facing city planners are the need for the expansion of residential neighborhoods and a rise in traffic throughout the city. One way to tackle the issue of an abundance of traffic, is to make alternate means of transportation more appealing to residents. We chose to focus on bicycling because of the bike‐friendly culture already in place in Portland. An increase on the biking population would reduce the number of cars on the road, decreasing pollution, and cause drivers to be more aware of the bikes that ride beside them. The potential of our project to track bike theft throughout the city allows the bikers to feel more confident about their ability to avoid dangerous parking locations.