Transit-oriented development (TOD) projects in low-income neighborhoods have the potential to provide needed transportation access to a segment of the population that stands to benefit significantly from these large-scale transit infrastructure projects. This research project reveals that large-scale TOD projects have the potential of leading to neighborhood revitalization and equitable outcomes in low-income Latino communities. But these positive outcomes depend on both the process and context of these particular neighborhoods, and how transportation planners incorporate the various forms of political, financial and cultural capital that exist in these communities into the planning and implementation process of TOD projects. This comparative case study analyzed the Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland and the MacArthur Park METRO TOD in Los Angeles. We uncovered how TOD projects in Latino neighborhoods have the potential to improve access to regional transportation systems, increasing the number of affordable housing units, supporting local and diverse Latino retail businesses, and building upon existing social services. We conclude that TODs can help serve as catalysts for...Read more
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 been adopted widely to help guide efforts to increase bicycling for transportation. This webinar will present findings from a new, national survey conducted in collaboration with the National Association of Realtors. We will address the following questions:
- Does the Four Types of Cyclists typology apply nationally?
- What are the characteristics of each type of cyclist?
- How does the existing environment, including bicycle infrastructure, affect the share of people in each category/type?
- What programs or infrastructure might increase bicycling for transportation among the different types of cyclists?
This 60-minute webinar is eligible for one hour of training which equals 1 CM or 1 PDH. NITC applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar. We will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours.
Come join us at Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union for the first annual Transportation and Communities Summit, formerly the Oregon Transportation Summit. This event brings together academic and transportation professionals to advance the state of the art by accelerating new research into practice and shaping the agenda for future research. The summit features a plenary session, a luncheon program and a variety of workshop sessions. TREC at PSU produces the summit in collaboration with our partner organizations University of Oregon, University of Utah, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of South Florida, Portland Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association and Oregon Section of the Institute for Transportation Engineers.
To see information about Summits from previous years, click here to visit the OTS Archive.
Note: The date of this event is subject to change. It will be in October 2015.
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