Free Seminar at OSU: Visiting Scholar Jim Gattis on Driveway Design

OTREC is pleased to welcome visiting scholar Jim Gattis from the University of Arkansas on May 16th. Oregon State University and the OSU Student Chapter of ITE will host Dr. Gattis on campus for the day and a special, free seminar at 5pm in Kearney Hall.

When: Monday, 5/16 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Oregon State University, Kearney Hall, Room 305
What: Driveway Design: What We Learned from an NCHRP Project (see abstract below)
Who: James Gattis, Professor of Engineering at the University of Arkansas

The seminar is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact OTREC Program Manager, Jon Makler

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When roadway designers mention driveways, they are usually referring to the area of the driveway near its connection with the main roadway.  The design of these driveway connections may seem rather insignificant in the overall scheme of things.  However, past studies have reported that between 10 and 20% of all urban roadway collisions are related to driveways.  Along urban arterial roadways, research has shown that the frequency of driveways affects both the crash rates and traffic flow quality.  Clearly, the design of driveways can affect safety, mobility, and trip quality.

During the NCHRP 15-35 research...

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Driveway Design: Lessons from an NCHRP Project (Visiting Scholar Jim Gattis)

The archived webcast of this seminar is now available online - you must have Windows Media Player to view it. Please note, due to technical difficulties, the audio does not begin until about 2.5 minutes into the seminar.

 

OTREC is pleased to welcome visiting scholar Jim Gattis from the University of Arkansas on May 16th and 17th. Following a visit at Oregon State University on the 16th, Gattis will present a free seminar at Portland State University.

When: Tuesday, 5/17 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Portland State University Engineering Building Room 315 ("ITS Lab")
What: Driveway Design: What We Learned from an NCHRP Project (see abstract below)
Who: James Gattis, Professor of Engineering at the University of Arkansas

The seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch a live webcast (windows media player required).

For more information, please contact OTREC Program Manager, Jon Makler

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When roadway designers mention driveways, they are usually referring to...

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IBPI Professional Development Course: Trail Design

This is a highly interactive course that includes a classroom overview, and a bicycle field tour of some of the biggest challenges and best trail solutions in Portland. The classroom overview will include discussions of trail widths, surfacing, road crossings, safety, user types, trail types, including rails with trails, and more using examples from the best trails around the country. The field tour will be along the banks of the Willamette River and include discussion of the development of the Eastbank Esplanade. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of challenges to be met in their communities, we’ll work as a group to examine issues, find precedents and sketch solutions. The course is intended for professionals who are planning, designing, or advocating for bicycle and pedestrian networks at the community or regional level.

Instructors: Steve Durrant and Mike Rose, ALTA Planning + Design

Registration: $295 plus $25 if you need to rent a bicycle for the tours. The fee covers morning coffee, snacks, lunch and course materials but not travel, lodging and other meals. Registration deadline is May 5, 2011. Also: save $90 when you register for both the "Trail Design" and "Bicycle Boulevard Fundamentals" courses together.

For more information, visit the course website or contact IBPI at ibpi@pdx.edu...

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Jarrett Walker Presents "Human Transit" in Eugene and Portland

International transit consultant and author Jarrett Walker (Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives) will be the 2012 Expert in Residence for the University of Oregon's Sustainable Cities Initiative. In partnership with OTREC, Walker will give a series of presentations across several days:

  • Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. in Eugene at the University of Oregon, Lillis Hall, Room 182. Social Hour and lecture (watch the webcast live)
  • Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. in Portland at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 338. Public lecture.
  • Friday, May 18, 12:00 p.m. in Portland at Portland State University, Urban Center Distance Learning Annex, Room 204. Public lecture (watch the webcast live or archived)

About the talk: The historic divide between spacial planning and transport planning has caused many crucial insights to remain stuck on one side of the divide. When dealing with public transit, Jarrett Walker argues that planners urgently need a clearer view of transit's fundamentals. These are often lost track of amid the excitement of a particular project, resulting in development where efficient (and therefore abundant) transit is impossible. This talk reviews the much-ignored principles of efficient...

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