Webinar: Aiming for Walkable, Inclusive Communities

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
OVERVIEW

Walking is a crucial part of living in any urban setting. It facilitates access to the places and things people need to live their lives (employment, services, social networks, transit, etc.). Walking also improves individual and population level health. Walking is the primary source of physical activity for most Americans and is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and some types of cancer. In many urban areas, however, people must walk in environments that are not supportive. This prevents many people from walking and puts those who do walk in uncomfortable, unpleasant, stressful, and often dangerous situations. This is especially true for low-income and pedestrians of color who, nationally, face higher pedestrian fatality rates. 

In this webinar, we will:

  1. Review the evidence-base of the many intersecting characteristics of social and built environments that contribute to the overall walkability of a place;
  2. Highlight recent research on differences in conceptions of walkability across neighborhood contexts; and
  3. Share a data collection toolkit developed by the Arizona Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN) that can be used by researchers, practitioners, and community groups to establish more holistic, context-specific walkability metrics and objectives...
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Friday Transportation Seminar (Double Feature): Bike Share and Transit Integration & Utilitarian Skateboarding

Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University - June 1, 2018

Join us for a two-part seminar presenting the thesis work of two Portland State University students.

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David Soto Padin
Graduate Research Assistant at Portland State University, and President of the Students in Transportation Engineering & Planning (ITE-STEP

David Soto Padín is pursuing a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at Portland State University. David was awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship to pursue research regarding the synergies between bike share and transit. In addition to working as a researcher, David served as President of the Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning (ITE-STEP), Portland State University’s ITE Student Chapter. On weekends and breaks, David enjoys exploring nature reserves, hiking trails and bicycling off-road paths as well as traveling to cities and new places. He is passionate about photographing architecture and transportation systems.

Examining the Effects of Bike Share and Rail Transit Integration in the United States

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Friday Transportation Seminar: The Future of Transit Fare Payments

Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
THE SEMINAR

The session will focus on the past, present, and future of transit fare payments, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and new service models. The session will address these three basic questions: How did our current model for fare payments evolve? Where are we going to be in five or ten years? And what is the point of worrying so much about fare payments?

THE SPEAKER

Adam McGavock, Moovel North America

Adam McGavock currently serves as the Director of Business Development for moovel North America, a transportation technology company working to bring seamless mobility to cities worldwide. Before joining moovel, Adam worked as a senior project manager at the IBI Group, where he provided expertise in the area of fare payment and customer service. Previously, Adam worked as the Director of Customer Service, Sales and Fare Media at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, where he was responsible for (among other things) the customer experience of over 1.3 million daily fare payment and purchase transactions. Prior to that, Adam served as the Director of Planning at the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, where he was responsible for the SmarTrip deployment to bus agencies in...

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PeopleForBikes Tape Measure Tour

Monday, June 11, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, June 15, 2018, 5:00pm PDT

PeopleForBikes study tours combine networking meetings with local experts, site visits by bike, and discussions on how to bring the best ideas from world-class bike infrastructure to cities back home.

The Tape Measure Tour is designed for transportation engineers, urban planners, and others interested in in-depth engineering and planning examples of bikeway innovation. This tour covers the fundamentals of bikeway design through an intensive week of interactive classroom sessions, field tours and design exercises.

Offered in partnership with Portland State University’s Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), this 5-day workshop is typically eligible for ~30 hours of training, the equivalent of 30 CMs or 30 PDHs. IBPI applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each course. We will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours.

The cost to attend is $5,500 per person and includes five-nights single occupancy hotel room, all meals, all ground transportation, bike rental, course materials, speaker fees and professional guides. Note airfare is not included in this fee.

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Webinar: Firsthand Data Collection: Students Get Behind the Wheel of Vehicle Dynamics

Monday, June 11, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
OVERVIEW

Vehicle operating dynamics data have a fundamental impact on the design of roadways, but collecting this type of data is not part of your typical college curriculum. Instead, engineering students are handed a textbook, leaving them without a firsthand experience of how accelerations and decelerations “feel” to the driver, the ultimate consumer of their designs. Seeking to change this norm, Roger Lindgren and C.J. Riley, civil engineering professors at the Oregon Institute of Technology, undertook a NITC education project to incorporate more real-world data collection and analysis into transportation courses. This webinar will offer a detailed look at the recently published project "Instructional Modules for Obtaining Vehicle Dynamics Data with Smartphone Sensors" and how you can implement it into your coursework.

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SPEAKER

Roger Lindgren, Oregon Institute of...

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IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Aug 13 - 17) and Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (Aug 19 - 21).

COURSE OVERVIEW

Hosted every summer since 2012, this two-day course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. We focus on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. You'll gain an understanding of state-of-the art practice as well obtain learning materials and resources to broaden your curriculum and course design.

To keep the workshop interactive, walking and bicycling tours are incorporated in order for participants to experience first-hand the...

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APBP Webinar: Roundabouts that Work for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting webinar viewings of the 2018 APBP webinars for the OR Chapter of APBP. These webinars are useful to professionals and advocates working in the field of bicycling and walking: planning, design, engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, enforcement and advocacy.

See speakers and webinar descriptions on the APBP website here.

Would you like to host one of these webinar viewings?

By default, join us at Portland State University to watch these webinars for free (open to the public): PSU, Fourth Ave Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 170-05, Portland OR 97201 (map) That said, we’d welcome any local Portland partner to take on host duties for any given month and we’ll share our Oregon Chapter access information. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu if you would like to host a viewing. Note - only one location can host a webinar at any given time, and it must be open to the public.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
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Summer Transportation Institute 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT

APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

Registration is open to female and female-identified students in Oregon who will be current high school students in the Fall of 2018.

For the third year in a row, we're hosting a Summer Transportation Institute for high school girls. This two-week residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade who identifies as female an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system.

Half of each day is spent in the classroom hearing from PSU faculty and guest lecturers from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area.

The other half is spent outside, in field tours of Portland’s transportation infrastructure and public spaces. Planners, engineers and designers come from all over the country to see Portland’s unique...

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APBP Webinar: Safety Manuals - The Good Stuff

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting webinar viewings of the 2018 APBP webinars for the OR Chapter of APBP. These webinars are useful to professionals and advocates working in the field of bicycling and walking: planning, design, engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, enforcement and advocacy.

See speakers and webinar descriptions on the APBP website here.

Would you like to host one of these webinar viewings?

By default, join us at Portland State University to watch these webinars for free (open to the public): PSU, Fourth Ave Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 170-05, Portland OR 97201 (map) That said, we’d welcome any local Portland partner to take on host duties for any given month and we’ll share our Oregon Chapter access information. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu if you would like to host a viewing. Note - only one location can host a webinar at any given time, and it must be open to the public.

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Data Science Course - Part 1: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00am PDT to Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 5:00pm PDT

This summer we're hosting a two-part data science course. You can register for one or the other– or attend both parts at a discount: Data Science Course 2018, Part 2: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, ...

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