Webinar: Economic Impacts from Bicycle and Pedestrian Street Improvements
Jenny H. Liu
As many cities are investing in street improvements to provide better biking and walking experiences, the economic value and impacts of these active transportation facilities remain areas where many practitioners, ...Read More
Webinar: Integrating Explicit and Implicit Methods in Travel Behavior Research: A Study of Driver Attitudes and Bias
Car crashes are still a leading cause of death in the United States, with vulnerable road users like bicyclists and pedestrians being injured or killed at rates that outpace their ...Read More
Webinar: Improving Walkability at Signalized Intersections with Signal Control Strategies
Edward J. Smaglik and Sirisha Murthy Kothuri
The goal of signal timing at an intersection should be to maximize efficiency for all users. In many jurisdictions, however, traffic signals are timed mostly with the goal of reducing ...Read More
Webinar: State-Wide Pedestrian and Bicycle Miles Traveled: Can We Estimate It?
Heard of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)? Wouldn’t it be great to know the corresponding value for walking and cycling?
This webinar discusses options for estimating the miles people walk and ...Read More
Webinar: The Association Between Light Rail Transit, Streetcars and Bus Rapid Transit on Jobs, People and Rents
Arthur C. Nelson
What are the job, residential development and market rent outcomes of Light Rail Transit (LRT), Streetcar Transit (SCT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)?
LRT, SCR and BRT investments are spreading ...Read More
Webinar: Transit Signal Priority Evaluation and Performance Measures
Transit signal priority (TSP) can reduce transit delay at signalized intersections by making phasing adjustments. TSP is a relatively inexpensive tool to provide faster and more reliable transit service. This ...Read More
Webinar: States on the Hot Seat: State Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation
Transportation accounts for approximately 33 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. While the federal government issued notice of a proposed rule that would include a GHG ...Read More
Webinar: Investigations in Transportation: Partnering Industry Professionals and Elementary Teachers in a STEM Unit of Study
Carol Biskupic Knight
Investigations in Transportation was an elementary school partnership and curriculum development project, engaging STEM professionals in school-based design projects.
Fifth-grade students in two Oregon communities teamed up ...Read More
Webinar: Evaluation of an Electric Bike Pilot Project in Portland, Oregon
Oregon, and Portland in particular, is internationally known for its love for bikes. Not only does the region have some of the highest bike ridership in the nation but the ...Read More
Webinar: Development of a Pedestrian Demand Estimation Tool
Why model pedestrians?
A new predictive tool for estimating pedestrian demand has potential applications for improving walkability. By forecasting the number, location and characteristics of walking trips, this tool allows ...Read More
Webinar: Transportation Academy: Lessons from the Portland Traffic and Transportation Course
Community involvement and outreach is an important part of any planning effort, but as planners often find, many times the conversation is a difficult one to carry on. Residents may ...Read More
Webinar: Transport Cost Index: A New Comprehensive Performance Measure for Transportation and Land Use
Recent federal and state policies are placing increasing emphasis on using comprehensive transportation performance measures to guide transportation decision making processes covering policy areas ranging from mobility, safety, economy and ...Read More
Webinar: Pedestrians Count! – How to Measure Foot Traffic
Krista Nordback, Shawn Turner, Scott Brady, Theo Petritsch, and David Jones
Learn from experts and share your knowledge of how to count pedestrians. Are people with clipboards the only way? What technologies work and how can we use them? How can ...Read More
Webinar, Part II: Four Types of Cyclists: A National Look
Originally developed by Roger Geller for the city of Portland, the "Four Types of Cyclists" typology (Strong and Fearless; Enthused and Confident; Interested but Concerned; No Way No How) has ...Read More
Webinar, Part I: Americans' Views of Transportation and Livable Communities
Jennifer Dill and Hugh Morris
The National Association of Realtors® and Portland State University conducted a nationwide survey in the 50 largest metropolitan areas, asking Americans about where they live, where they want to live, ...Read More
Webinar: Impacts of Roadway and Traffic Characteristics on Air Pollution Risks for Bicyclists
Alexander Y. Bigazzi
Active travel such as walking and bicycling can lead to health benefits through an increase in physical activity. At the same time, more active travelers breath more and so can ...Read More
Webinar: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities: Lessons from Five Cities
As cities move to increase levels of bicycling for transportation, many practitioners and advocates have promoted the use of protected bike lanes (also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bikeways”) ...Read More
Webinar: Exploring Pedestrian Responsive Traffic Signal Timing Strategies in Urban Areas
Sirisha Murthy Kothuri
The role of walking in the development of healthy, livable communities is being increasingly recognized. In urban areas, intersections are often viewed as a deterrent to walking, as their operation ...Read More
The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University (PSU) is first and foremost an interdisciplinary center. Our research initiatives pull together the voices and expertise of a wide range of backgrounds that collectively shape the ways we move through the world. We support collaborative research and education that provide a unique lens on transportation insight for vibrant communities. TREC is home to the U.S. DOT funded National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) consortium, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation grants and programs. We produce impactful research for transportation decision makers, and support the education of future transportation professionals through curriculum development and student participation in research.
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