Webinar: An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

In October 2017 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities. The first report of its kind, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities (learn more and download the report) / (access the 508 version hereintroduces accessible design principles for shared streets based on detailed research and extensive outreach, equipping communities to pursue new designs that are accessible for people with vision disabilities. Drawing from notable practices, public outreach, and field analysis from multiple US cities, this resource pushes the practice of shared street design towards accessibility for all users.

Toole Design Group and Accessible Design for the Blind were part of the team that helped FHWA bring this innovative resource to the public. Join us in...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 2

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

*NEW* LOCATION: Karl Miller Center at PSU, 631 SW Harrison St., Room 465
*NEW* REGISTRATION: Sign up through GoToWebinar

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018:

KELLY RODGERS

Kelly Rodgers is a PhD student in urban studies at Portland State University. She is currently conducting research on the role, nature, and quality of evidence in transportation decision-making and evaluating place typologies for their ability to capture variation in travel behavior. Kelly is also the Executive Director of Streetsmart, a research synthesis, resource clearinghouse, and communication platform for transportation planning.

Defining Place: A Review of How Place Type Is Measured and Constructed
Researchers have been parsing which components of the built environment contribute to outcomes of interest and to what degree, particularly the effects on vehicle use and walking. Increasingly, researchers and practitioners recognize that the type of neighborhood may affect individual travel behaviors. These bundle of various land use and transportation system characteristics can be...

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TRB Aftershock 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:30pm PST

Join us for the 2018 TRB Aftershock event, sponsored by the Portland Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and Portland State University's transportation student group, Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning (STEP)!

Each January, Portland State graduate students travel to Washington, D.C., to present their research in front of a national audience at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The aftershock gathering, a PSU tradition, is a chance for fellow students to see the research they presented and hear about the conference.

Refreshments will be provided, and student TRB posters will be on display.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Student Presentations from TRB, Week 3

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

*NEW* LOCATION: Karl Miller Center at PSU, 631 SW Harrison St., Room 465
*NEW* REGISTRATION: Sign up through GoToWebinar

Portland State University students will share the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018:

TRAVIS GLICK
Evaluation of Route Changes Utilizing High-Resolution GPS Bus Transit Data
Congestion and travel delay on urban roadways can influence operating costs and service attractiveness. This research uses high resolution bus data to examine sources of delay on urban arterials. A set of tools was created to help visualize trends in bus behavior and movement; this allowed larger traffic trends to be visualized along urban corridors and urban streets. By using buses as probes and examining aggregated bus behavior, contoured speed plots can be used to understand the behavior of roadways outside the zone of influence of bus stops. Speed plots can be utilized to discover trends and travel patterns with only a few days’ worth of data. Congestion and speed variation can be viewed by time of day and plots can help indicate...

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Webinar: Rethinking Ecological Momentary Assessment Data Collection Strategies for Transportation Research – Leveraging App-based Technologies

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

This webinar will explain how app-based technologies can improve upon traditional pen-and-paper-based daily transportation diaries in terms of quantity and quality of data collected, particularly for environmental justice populations. The researchers will describe their own efforts, working on an inter-disciplinary team, to develop a custom-designed app, MyAmble, that measures the impact of transportation disadvantage more broadly across access to basic resources, opportunity to participate in wider society, and quality of life. MyAmble includes several innovations – daily digital trip planning, a text-messaging-based qualitative interview tool, and a challenge logger enabling participants to document real-time transportation barriers through videos and photos. Viewers will learn pragmatic strategies for implementing similar app-based ecological momentary assessment transportation data collection tools. In addition, researchers will share lessons learned from working on a technology-based interdisciplinary team.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Urban Transportation Planning and TOD Research in Japan

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

*NEW* LOCATION: Karl Miller Center at PSU, 631 SW Harrison St., Room 465
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More information about this seminar will be available soon.

THE SPEAKER

Dr. Fumihiko Nakamura is Executive Director of International Office and Public Relations at Yokohama National University in Japan. He has conducted research in the fields of civil engineering and urban transportation planning. He has great interest in urban public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian travel, and the relationships between planning for these transportation modes and urban planning. He also has great interest in urban transportation problems in developing countries. He has conducted several investigations into the actual circumstances and analysis of political issues about bus and motorcycle travel in Asian countries. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary)...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Road Diets

Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: How Sustainable Are Drone Deliveries?

Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Webinar: Bike-Ped Portal - National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Archive

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO WED, MARCH 7, 2018.
If you were already registered, no action needs to be taken.

This project builds on the success of NITC’s first Pooled Fund project that created the first national bicycle and pedestrian traffic count archive, named Bike-Ped Portal. The next step for Bike-Ped Portal is to improve its usability for both data providers and data users, specifically transportation professionals. To improve usability, area transportation planners will be invited to participate in an idea gathering session to help design an “Explore Data Page.” The purpose of this page is to allow transportation planners (data users) ready access to the non-motorized count data available in Bike-Ped Portal in a way that is useful and attractive to them. The page may include graphical displays (maps, graphs, etc.) and/or summary statistics. The work also includes other usability improvements including data quality communication improvements, user interface improvements for data providers, maintenance, adding data to the archive, software testing, spreading the word to potential data users, and inclusion of National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (NBPDP) data.

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Mobility Matters: 2018 Transportation and Wayfinding Summit

Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00am to 4:00pm PST

 

This one-day summit is co-hosted in partnership with Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE)

Learn about the latest approaches and technologies to access transportation systems for diverse members of our community, especially people with visual impairments. With effective wayfinding technologies and community partnerships, innovations support all people in accessing transportation and connecting with the community. Learn more from our experts on travel planning, wayfinding, and designing systems that support access for all people.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe recent innovations that support wayfinding and travel for individuals with visual impairments 
  • Identify important considerations in community design that include individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities 
  • Identify innovations in universal transportation design 
  • Share conversations that lead to solutions for wayfinding and access 
  • Contribute to a shared blueprint for community-based solutions to transportation

Registration Costs

Includes light breakfast, breaks, and lunch
General Admission (Early Bird - ends Feb 1): $75
General Admission (Regular - Feb 2 - March 1): $100
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