Friday Transportation Seminar: Transforming an Urban 'Burb: Transportation Innovations in Vancouver, Washington

Friday, October 4, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Transforming an Urban 'Burb: Transportation Innovations in Vancouver, Washington - Anna Dearman

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us in person at 11:30 AM, or you can also watch online.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC

From Complete Streets policy implementation to stronger community engagement, bus rapid transit expansion to waterfront redevelopment—and so much more!—Vancouver, Washington, is on the move. Directly across the river from Portland, Oregon, the City of Vancouver serves as the southern gateway to Washington State; the City encompasses over 50 square miles, and, with a population of nearly 185,000, Vancouver is the fourth largest city in Washington (behind Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma and just ahead of Bellevue).

As Vancouver embarks on an update to the 15-year-old...

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Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): Our Young People and the Gateway to Opportunity

Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Jonnie Ling of Community Cycling Center - a PBOT Lunch n Learn partnership

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC (PBOT EDITION)

The Community Cycling Center has been working with youth through the "Big Jump: Gateway to Opportunity" project. We'll be discussing our exploratory educational model and the ways the project can increase accessibility and opportunity for the youth living and learning in the Gateway neighborhoods.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • How exploration can drive learning and retention
  • The current conditions and barriers youth face when using active transportation in the neighborhood
  • What existing infrastructure exists
  • How the Gateway to Opportunity can connect the existing infrastructure and improve access for our young people

SPEAKER

Jonnie Ling, Community Cycling...

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Transportation & Communities Summit 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 at Portland State University

See archived materials from this Summit, held in September 2019.


Join us at the 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (see full schedule)! This annual event at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to local practice through breakout panel presentations, PechaKucha, posters, and networking between academics and practitioners.

The conference will center around three themes: Intersection of Transportation and Housing / Land Use; New Mobility in Active Transportation; and Multimodal Data: Collecting, Processing, Analyzing, and Using.

This year we’re excited to welcome our keynote Ben Wellington—a data scientist and policy analyst from New York, NY. The founder of I Quant NY, his data analysis has influenced local government policy including changes in NYC street infrastructure, the way New Yorkers pay for cabs and the design of NYC subway vending machines, and his talk on urban data was featured on TEDTalks. He...

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Webinar: Social Transportation Analytic Toolbox (STAT) for Transit Networks

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
Social Transportation Analytic Toolbox (STAT) for Transit Networks

 

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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OVERVIEW

This webinar will present an open-source socio-transportation analytic toolbox (STAT) for public transit system planning. This webinar will consist of a demonstration of the STAT toolbox, for the primary purpose of getting feedback from transit agencies on the tool's usefulness. We are especially interested in hearing about any improvements that would aid transit agencies in implementing it.

The STAT toolbox was created in an effort to integrate social media and general transit feed specification (GTFS) data for transit agencies, to aid in evaluating and enhancing the performance of public transit systems. The toolbox enables the integration, analysis, and visualization of two major new open transportation data sources—social media and GTFS data—to support transit decision making. In this webinar, we will introduce how we...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: The Datafication of Cycling – Effects and Opportunities at the Intersection of Industry and Transport Policy

Friday, August 16, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts afterwards. You can also watch online.

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THE TOPIC

This seminar will provide a brief overview to Shaun Williams’ "Datafication of Cycling" PhD project. The main aim is to understand how volunteered app data, provided by cyclists, are used to inform transportation planning practice and policy.

There is an emerging body of academic work calling for digital aspects of cycling – such as app...

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Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): Enhanced Transit Corridors in Portland's Central City

Friday, July 26, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Gabe Graff, PBOT

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts afterwards. You can also watch online.

Periodically, we're teaming up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to bring you special editions—featuring guest speakers from PBOT—merging our seminar series and the long-standing PBOT Lunch & Learn.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC (PBOT EDITION)

Over the past...

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Webinar: Aging in Place: Improving Mobility for Older Adults

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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OVERVIEW

Aging in place can simply be defined as staying in your home as you age; aging in place concerns include mobility, social activities, safety, accessibility, and long term supports and services in one’s neighborhood and society. In order to facilitate aging in place, organizations in Salt Lake County, Utah and the City of Portland, Oregon, provided home modifications to income-qualified older adults that intended to enable aging in place. Such modifications alter individuals’ life-space mobility – a concept recently used by gerontologists and that we introduced to planners – from within one’s home to the broader community. A unique methodological approach taken by researchers merged several existing data collection instruments with additional interview questions of residents who recently received home modifications.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Attendees will better understand the concepts of life space mobility and aging in place as it pertains to home modifications. 
  • Attendees will learn...
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IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00pm PDT
IBPI Workshop at Portland State University - Comprehensive Bikeway Design

This summer we're hosting two workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn about the other: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 20–21)

COURSE OVERVIEW

As communities have put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t -- how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results. We’ve distilled those lessons into this course, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. 

Instructors draw from their years of experience, along with project examples, to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. The pioneers and leading practitioners in the field will teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and teach you the skills and...

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National Summer Transportation Institute 2019 at Portland State University

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 12:00pm PDT to Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00pm PDT

 

OVERVIEW

This one-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 transportation system in action, and researchers use it as a testing ground for the most innovative solutions in safety, sustainability and livable efficiency. 

Students will work in groups to solve a real-world transportation problem and use the skills they have gained to present a solution at the end of the camp.

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GIS Day Camp at Portland State University

Monday, July 8, 2019, 10:00am PDT to Friday, July 12, 2019, 4:00pm PDT
Transportation Training for High School Girls - GIS Day Camp at Portland State University

 

OVERVIEW

Maps have been used for centuries to help humans understand our world. In contemporary times, we use a mapping technology known as “GIS”, which stands for Geographic Information Science. GIS is rooted in the science of geography, and uses many of the same skills of ancient map makers, now enhanced by the use of state of the art digital technology and software. Join us at this one week day camp for high school girls to become familiar with GIS by creating and interpreting maps and doing spatial analysis, using data from the City of Portland to visualize some compelling urban transportation issues.

The day camp, held in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) lab of PSU’s Engineering Building, consists of lectures, instruction sessions, field work, and applied activity all related to GIS and transportation issues. The class will have a special focus on transportation equity and accessibility for all. Students will be introduced to fundamental topics around transportation such as safety, infrastructure, accessibility, and equity. They will also learn geographic concepts such as latitude and longitude, scale, and map elements, as well as the basics of ArcGIS — importing data, exploring spatial databases, and visualizing data in different ways through map design. Students will get to make their own print and interactive web maps using data from their city and neighborhoods.

The camp also includes a field trip where students will...

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