Free Seminar at OSU: Visiting Scholar Jim Gattis on Driveway Design

OTREC is pleased to welcome visiting scholar Jim Gattis from the University of Arkansas on May 16th. Oregon State University and the OSU Student Chapter of ITE will host Dr. Gattis on campus for the day and a special, free seminar at 5pm in Kearney Hall.

When: Monday, 5/16 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Oregon State University, Kearney Hall, Room 305
What: Driveway Design: What We Learned from an NCHRP Project (see abstract below)
Who: James Gattis, Professor of Engineering at the University of Arkansas

The seminar is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact OTREC Program Manager, Jon Makler

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When roadway designers mention driveways, they are usually referring to the area of the driveway near its connection with the main roadway.  The design of these driveway connections may seem rather insignificant in the overall scheme of things.  However, past studies have reported that between 10 and 20% of all urban roadway collisions are related to driveways.  Along urban arterial roadways, research has shown that the frequency of driveways affects both the crash rates and traffic flow quality.  Clearly, the design of driveways can affect safety, mobility, and trip quality.

During the NCHRP 15-35 research...

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Driveway Design: Lessons from an NCHRP Project (Visiting Scholar Jim Gattis)

The archived webcast of this seminar is now available online - you must have Windows Media Player to view it. Please note, due to technical difficulties, the audio does not begin until about 2.5 minutes into the seminar.

 

OTREC is pleased to welcome visiting scholar Jim Gattis from the University of Arkansas on May 16th and 17th. Following a visit at Oregon State University on the 16th, Gattis will present a free seminar at Portland State University.

When: Tuesday, 5/17 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Portland State University Engineering Building Room 315 ("ITS Lab")
What: Driveway Design: What We Learned from an NCHRP Project (see abstract below)
Who: James Gattis, Professor of Engineering at the University of Arkansas

The seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch a live webcast (windows media player required).

For more information, please contact OTREC Program Manager, Jon Makler

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When roadway designers mention driveways, they are usually referring to...

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Short Course: Comprehensive Bicycle Planning and Design

August 20-24, 2012

Portland State University

The field of bicycle planning is rapidly evolving.  This course will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge in practice and research, offering valuable skills for your professional life. It will cover the fundamentals of bicycle planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. Instructors will integrate transit access and connections, bridges, trail crossings, and other special features into discussions, while using project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques discussed.

The cost for this course is $995 ($1075 if bicycle rental is needed) and includes coffee, snacks, lunch, and course materials. Groups of three or more from the same agency, registering at the same time, each receive a discount of $50 off the registration fee.  More information and registration: http://www.ibpi.usp.pdx.edu/courses.php

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