TREC research addresses complex transportation problems by drawing on multiple disciplines, including engineering, planning, economics and design, from across the Portland State University campus. Use the search box at right to search for a specific project.

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Research Highlights

Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Curriculum Expansion

Lynn Weigand
This project broadened course offerings on bicycle and pedestrian transportation by redesigning and expanding an existing, threecredit undergraduate/graduate course into a five-credit course that includes an applied lab component. The course was open to graduate and undergraduate students in planning and engineering programs. The PI (Lynn Weigand, Ph.D., adjunct faculty) and Mia Birk, adjunct faculty course instructor, developed the course with the following learning objectives - learn princi... Read More

Transforming Land Use Regulations to Create Livable Communities that Support Physical Activity in Everyday Life

Jennifer Dill
Deborah Howe
This project seeks to develop a multi-faceted study of a wide range of US communities and their experiences in adopting and implementing land use policies and implementation tools that support active living. The essential aim is to develop an understanding of how to promote reformation of standard US land development policies to transform communities into environments that support active living. At its conclusion, this study will address the questions discussed below. What are the ess... Read More