Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.
Past research and planning has highlighted the existence of pedestrian injury disparities throughout the US and some local agencies have performed cursory analysis in Oregon. However, no statewide analysis of pedestrian injuries in Oregon has been completed to see how these injury outcomes differ by race and income.
This presentation aims to help better understand the factors that result in disparate pedestrian injury outcomes for different sociodemographic groups. This research uses data from a variety of sources to understand pedestrian injuries by social equity measures including income, poverty, race, ethnicity, disability and English proficiency. The authors conclude that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) experience a higher rate of pedestrian injury compared to the statewide average.
This research also documents pedestrian injuries at the Census tract level and measures factors that influence pedestrian injury risk. Sociodemographic risk factors associated with pedestrian injury risk include race, income, disability, and limited English proficiency. Traffic exposure and built environmental factors were also influential in predicting where pedestrian injuries occur at the tract level. Download the recent research from the Oregon DOT here.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Presentation participants will better understand the magnitude of pedestrian injury disparities in Oregon.
- Presentation participants will better understand the traffic exposure and built environmental factors that drive these disparate outcomes.
- Presentation participants will better understand available methods for documenting pedestrian injury disparities by sociodemographic factors.
Josh Roll, Research Analyst, Oregon Department of Transportation
Nathan McNeil, Research Associate, Portland State University
This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.
Photo courtesy of Oregon DOT
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The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education.