Friday Transportation Seminar: Challenges and Considerations for Travelers Who Have Visual Impairments: What Can You Do to Support Their Independence?

Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Penny Rosenblum, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona

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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC

People who have a visual impairment face some unique challenges when it comes to travel. What strategies can they use to bicycle safely? How do they orient and travel in unfamiliar communities? How does signage, lighting and other environmental characteristics affect their use of...

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Oregon Summer Transportation Institute 2019 at Oregon Tech

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00pm PDT to Saturday, June 29, 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 transportation systems and engineering.

Half of each day is spent as a seminar, in the classroom hearing from Oregon Tech faculty and guest lecturers from Blue Zones Project, the Basin Transit Service, the Klamath County Public Works, City of Klamath Falls, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Klamath Basin area. The other half is spent outside, in field tours of area transportation infrastructure and public spaces.

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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Introduce you to professional women in transportation
  • Learn about the broad range of transportation careers and sectors
  • Understand the social justice and equity issues within transportation and how it relates to you, your family and your neighborhood
  • Introduce you to transportation systems in Portland and become familiarized with Portland State University’s Campus.

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Oregon Summer Transportation Institute 2019 at Portland State University

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00pm PDT to Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00pm PDT

 

OVERVIEW

This one-week, coed residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Introduce you to professionals in transportation
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Student Study Abroad 2019: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Saturday, July 6, 2019, 5:00pm PDT

Offered through the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation at TREC, this four-credit PSU study abroad program (CE 495 / 595) presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context.

WATCH A RECORDED INFO SESSION

Before you apply for the program, check out some frequently asked questions or watch the recent Jan 11, 2019 information session:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW (June 23 - July 6, 2019)

The course creates an immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use. The curriculum...

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
IBPI Workshop at Portland State University - Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

This summer we're hosting two workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn about the other: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (July 15–19)

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 innovative design solutions used in Portland and other U.S. cities that encourage active transportation. The course will be a combination of classroom instruction and field visits by bike and foot to Portland’s “living laboratory”. The bicycle tour will be about 8 miles with some mild elevation and done at a moderate pace. An...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Can Ridehailing Deliver Equity? Lessons for New Mobility Planning

Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Anne Brown of University of Oregon

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.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC

Modes including ridehailing, bikeshare, and e-scooters offer the potential to revolutionize how people travel. But as cities and agencies work to integrate these new services into the existing transportation landscape, the equity implications of these modes remain murky.

This talk presents research on ridehail travel and equity from Los Angeles and compares the equity outcomes of ridehailing to the previous status quo embodied by taxis. The research highlights both...

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Webinar: Engaging Youth to Choose Car-Free Mobility

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
National Institute for Transportation and Communities - 2019 Webinar with Autumn Shafer

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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OVERVIEW

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s riders, bikers, walkers, voters, and transportation planners. As more transit agencies begin to offer free fare passes to public middle and high school students, it is important to have good communication strategy in place to encourage transit usage so they don't miss out on the potential to affect behavior change.

Thus, transit agencies need to develop age-appropriate messaging strategies and tactics that promote youth car-free mobility. 

This webinar will present results from a NITC research project that sought to create and evaluate communication messaging that fosters more positive attitudes, intentions, and behaviors related to transit and other car-free transportation options among Portland youth. While there is no "one size fits all" approach, the Portland-based findings may yield insights that could be adapted for application in other regions.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand...
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Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): Making the Seemingly Impossible Project Real through Local Improvement Districts

Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Andrew Aebi, 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.

SEMINAR UPDATE: We had a change in speakers for May 17th. The  "PBOT Edition: Enhanced Transit Corridors in Portland" seminar will instead be held on July 26 (register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3744573064539595011) and this May 17th event will instead feature:

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Friday Transportation Seminar: How AV Could Shape Our Cities - Research from the Netherlands

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Dr. Gonçalo Correia, TU Delft University

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 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. You can also watch online.

This week's seminar is part of a larger celebration of research at Portland State University: Research Week (May 3 - 10, 2019). This week-long series of events is intended to honor and call attention to the exceptional research, including scholarship and creativity, of Portland State University faculty members and students.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC

Automated driving has...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: That Bike is Too Heavy: Merging Bicycling Physics, Human Physiology and Travel Behavior

Friday, May 3, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Alex Bigazzi, University of British Columbia

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 (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. You can also watch online.

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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THE TOPIC

Are the Biketown bikes too heavy? Does better gear motivate people to cycle more? How much faster will someone go on an e-bike?

Although urban cycling is widely known as physically active transportation, the actual physics of cycling have been given little attention in transportation engineering and planning. In contrast, the field of sports science has developed detailed data and models of road bicycle performance, but only...

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