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Understanding the economic impacts of urban greenway infrastructure

Jenny Liu
This project proposes a comprehensive economic analysis of the “City Greenways” concept from Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets crisscrossing the city at ... Read More

How Do Stressed Workers Make Travel Mode Choices That Are Good For Their Health, Safety, and Productivity?

Liu-Qin Yang
This proposal integrates the perspectives from transportation and psychology research by focusing on the relations between commuting stress, commuting mode choice, and consequences of such choice for commuters' health, travel safety, and work perform ... Read More

Exploring the positive utility of travel and mode choice

Patrick Singleton
Traditionally, travel is considered a disutility to be minimized, and travel demand is derived from activity demand. Recently, scholars have questioned these axioms, noting that some people may like to travel, use travel time productively, find other ... Read More

Equity Outcomes and Potential for Better Bike Share

John MacArthur
Nathan McNeil
In a mere ten years, public bike-sharing systems have exploded from operating in a few select European cities to expanding in North America at a pace of nearly two dozen cities per year in recent years. The majority of academic research to date has f ... Read More

Narratives of Marginalized Cyclists: Understanding Obstacles to Utilitarian Cycling Among Women and Minorities in Portland, Oregon

Amy Lubitow
Research has demonstrated that everyday or utilitarian forms of cycling are most likely to generate positive population-level health impacts (Garrard et al., 2012), yet significant deterrents to routine cycling remain, particularly for women and min ... Read More

Evaluation of Bicyclists Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution along Distinct Facility Types

Miguel Figliozzi
James Pankow
While bicyclists and other active travelers obtain health benefits from increased physical activity, they also risk an uptake of traffic-related air pollution. But pollution uptake by urban bicyclists is not well understood due to a lack of direct me ... Read More

Inclusive planning to evaluate improved non-emergency medical transportation services for patients with End Stage Renal Disease

Jenny Liu
The objective of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT). The first objective of this project was to design a framework that could be used to evaluate the effectiveness and ... Read More

Peak of the Day or the Daily Slog: Commuting and Subjective Well-Being

Oliver Smith
Dissertation Summary: Travel, especially commuting, is an everyday phenomenon for most people. While routine, travel impacts people's moods and emotions and, possibly, overall happiness. This study will examine how different commuting contexts ... Read More

Participation, Information, and Community Interests within Health Impact Assessments (HIA)

Nicole Iroz-Elardo
Health impact assessment (HIA) has emerged in the U.S. as one promising process to increase social and environmental justice through addressing health equity issues within planning. HIA practice is guided by values such as democracy and equity and gr ... Read More

Integrated Multimodal Transportation, Air Quality, and Livability Corridor Study Phase II

Miguel Figliozzi
Christopher Monsere , Linda George
The Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) is used to mitigate traffic congestion along urban arterial corridors. Although there has been research on SCATS’ performance, this report combines three different areas of research about SCATS ... Read More

Integrated Multimodal Transportation, Air Quality, and Livability Corridor Study: Measuring, Understanding, and Modeling the Interactions

Miguel Figliozzi
Christopher Monsere , Linda George , Ashley Haire
The Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) is used to mitigate traffic congestion along urban arterial corridors. Although there has been research on SCATS’ performance, this report combines three different areas of research about SCAT ... Read More

Development of a Model to Predict and Mitigate Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Traffic Flows and Traffic Management Policies in Urban Transportation Microenvironments

Linda George
Christopher Monsere , Miguel Figliozzi
It is well established that vehicles powered by carbon-based fuels (e.g. gasoline, diesel) have a negative impact on air quality, especially in urban centers. Traditionally, air quality conformity studies analyze the macroenvironmental impact of tran ... Read More
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