Ann Niles Active Transportation Luncheon 2019: "The Pedestrian Safety Crisis in America" featuring Angie Schmitt

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture at Portland State featuring Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog USA

SAVE THE DATE! Every year the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State brings a world-class speaker to speak on active transportation - with the support of the Ann Niles endowment. This year Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog will deliver the lecture at a luncheon on October 15, 2019. Save the date, registration opens in September!

THE SPEAKER

Angie Schmitt is the editor of Streetsblog USA. Streetsblog is a daily news site that connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit. Since 2006, their reporters have broken important stories about efforts to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths, build out bicycle networks, and make transit more useful. Angie has been reporting on the movement for sustainable transportation for nine years and is a frequently cited expert. She is currently writing a book about the pedestrian safety crisis, to be published in 2020 by Island Press. Angie holds a degree in urban planning and lives in Cleveland, OH with her husband and two young children.

THE LECTURE

The Pedestrian Safety Crisis in America: Why it's happening -- from SUVs to gentrification -- and what we can do about it. More than 6,000 pedestrians are getting killed every year on...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Walking Research and Opportunities from the National Cancer Institute

Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring David Berrigan, NIH

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.

THE TOPIC 

Lack of physical activity is well established as a modifiable risk factor for cancer at multiple sites. Because walking (and rolling) are among the most common forms of physical activity in the United States, the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the US National Cancer Institute has supported a range of data resources, methods research and development and funding opportunities related to physical activity and cancer control across the entire cancer control continuum. In this seminar, Dr. Berrigan will share about emerging results from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey Walking and Perceptions of the Walking Environment Module, resources and data related to youth physical activity including results from the FLASHE and NHTS surveys and new tools for teaching and measurement supported by NCI. Together these materials will help expand transportation researcher and practitioner knowledge of links between physical activity and cancer as well a variety of research results and resources.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • Lack of physical activity...
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Friday Transportation Seminar: Equity and Congestion Pricing

Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Michael Manville, UCLA

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.

THE TOPIC

Congestion pricing is effective, and efficient, but is it fair? One of the biggest concerns surrounding dynamic road charges is that they will harm low-income people. This seminar examines the equity implications of congestion charging, and argues that road pricing can satisfy the demands of both equity and efficiency.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • The best programs reflect true private / public collaboration built on trust and respect.
  • Different actors have different definitions of success, but there is significant overlap.
  • Equity is complicated.
  • Your analysis is only as good as the data you rely on. 

SPEAKER

Michael Manville, University of California, Los Angeles

Friday Transportation Seminar: (PBOT Edition): Next Steps for Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways

Friday, November 1, 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.

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.

THE TOPIC (PBOT EDITION)

Portland's neighborhood greenways are a key component of the city's transportation system and future. Join PBOT's new neighborhood greenway coordinator to learn how this facility type developed, near-term plans for improvements, and what the future holds for these unique bikeways.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Terminal Access: Redesigning the PDX Airport

Friday, November 8, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

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.

THE TOPIC

This seminar will be about the re-designing of the Portland International Airport (PDX). The talk will focus on design principles behind the terminal re-design, pedestrian flow, wayfinding, access for disabilities, getting in and out faster, and the community / stakeholder engagement and feedback process. Stay tuned for more information.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

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SPEAKER

TBA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Friday Transportation Seminar: From Confrontation to Partnership: City Regulation of Micromobility

Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

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.

THE TOPIC

It has been more than two years since shared scooters first appeared in Santa Monica, California and more than four years since the first dockless bikeshare bikes appeared in China. As shared micromobility has experimented in its deployment and operations across the globe, cities have also been experimenting with ways to regulate and manage this phenomenon in a way that best achieves public outcomes. But how do we best protect individual rights' while still protecting the right-of-way?

Michael Schwartz will discuss experiences from cities with micromobility programs and considerations for agency staff and elected officials when launching and overseeing a program, including: data sharing and privacy, goal setting, approval approach, equity targets, caps, fees, safety, and approaches for minimizing negative impacts.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • The best programs reflect true private / public collaboration built on trust and respect.
  • Different actors have different...
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Webinar: Evaluating Urban Arterial Reliability Performance Metrics

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
NITC Webinar: Arterial Reliability Performance Metrics w Jason Anderson of Portland State

 

OVERVIEW

With worsening congestion, travel time reliability is increasingly becoming as critical as average travel times in affecting travel choices. Researchers from Portland State University (PSU) partnered with Washington County, Oregon to offer data-driven strategies in prioritizing funding for travel time reliability improvements on their urban arterials. The vast majority of existing research on travel time reliability has focused exclusively on freeways. Avinash Unnikrishnan, Sirisha Kothuri and Jason C. Anderson leveraged Bluetooth sensors provided and deployed by Bluemac Analytics to identify problem areas in the county. Set up at intersections throughout Washington County, the sensors are able to calculate travel time from one intersection to another by matching Bluetooth signals from devices in people's cars. The researchers evaluated the Bluetooth travel time data to understand the temporal variation in travel time reliability metrics on these urban arterials, including factors related to time of day, weather, and holidays. They also provided the County with an automated process to clean up their data and remove outliers.

The researchers determined that Tualatin-Sherwood Road has the lowest travel time reliability of the three corridors. Now that Tualatin-Sherwood Road has been identified as having the...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Building Healthy Communities Through Seattle's Growth Policy

Friday, November 22, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Friday Transportation Seminar at Portland State University featuring Dongho Chang, City of Seattle

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.

THE TOPIC

Seattle is experiencing transformational changes with record-breaking population growth among large scale urban renewal and redevelopment. These changes are occurring in a constrained transportation system that is being reconfigured to meet the mobility needs of vibrant and thriving community. Learn about the policies that provide the roadmap for managing City’s growth, plans that guide where transportation investments are made, and how Seattle will reach the safety goals of Vision Zero.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn about Seattle's comprehensive planning that guides city decisions on where to build for jobs, housing, and transportation investments.
  • Street typologies used in Seattle that balances access and mobility needs of everyone who uses and travel in the city.
  • Project examples that challenge and change how streets serve our communities to reflect their values.

SPEAKER

Dongho Chang, City of Seattle...

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Webinar: Letting Bike Riders Catch the Green Wave

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
Image: A workman measures the distance from a bicycle light to the ground.

 

OVERVIEW

The "Fast Track" project at the University of Oregon focuses on a mode of transportation that is sometimes left out of vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, conversations: Bicycling. NITC researchers developed an app based on a new technology being integrated into modern cars: GLOSA, or Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory. GLOSA allows motorists to set their speed along corridors to maximize their chances of catching a "green wave" so they won't have to stop at red lights.

This project demonstrates how GLOSA can be used by bicyclists in the same way it is used by motorists, with a test site on a busy car and bike corridor feeding the University of Oregon campus: 13th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. Researchers developed a smartphone app that tells a cyclist whether they should adjust their speed to stay in tune with the signals and catch the next green. The project demonstrates how university researchers, city traffic engineers, and signal-controller manufacturers can come together to help bicyclists be active participants in a smart transportation system.

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and conducted at the University of Oregon. Read more about the NITC research: ...

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Friday Transportation Seminar: Topic TBA

Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

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.

THE TOPIC

TBA

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

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SPEAKER

TBA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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