Webinar: Findings From 15 Years Of Travel Surveys At Portland Area Transit-oriented Developments (TODs)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm PDT
15 years of travel surveys at portland transit oriented development
 

OVERVIEW

Since 2005, Portland State University has periodically surveyed occupants of recently developed  higher-density and mixed-use projects near transit, often referred to as Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs). The general objectives of the surveys were to better understand actual transit use, among other factors, of residents in these buildings. Between 2005 and 2018, the research team surveyed residents of nearly 50 TODs. With funding from Metro and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, the research team carried out a two-pronged study drawing on this wealth of data. First, we explore geographic differences within the Portland region in terms of travel behavior and attitudes of TOD residents, including differences between TODs within the city of Portland, in eastside suburbs, and in westside suburbs. Second, we conducted a second wave of surveys for select TODs to understand if travel behavior or attitudes changed over time, particularly as neighborhoods surrounding the buildings were built up. In this webinar, we will present select findings from both aspects of the study.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn about the concept and goal of transit-oriented development 
  • Understand who lives in TODs, and how they get around 
  • Learn about the potential impact of TOD on travel behavior, including variations by location and over time.

THE RESEARCH

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Cancelled: Student Study Abroad 2020: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 8:00am PDT to Saturday, July 4, 2020, 5:00pm PDT

We remain committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our communities, and support our community members in following taking steps to take care of themselves, minimize the spread of the COVID-19, and protect those who are the highest risk. Unfortunately, Student Study Abroad 2020: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands has been cancelled for 2020 in order to serve these ends. We intend to offer the course again next year. Fill out this interest form if you would like us to notify you when study abroad applications open for 2021.

This four-credit (CE 495 / 595) Portland State University course creates an immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use. The curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between U.S. and the Netherlands problems, priorities, and solutions. Specific emphases on planning and engineering principles, policy, and practice will be explored through field trips, tours and guest lectures, while visiting Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, and Houten. Students completing this course will develop a broader understanding of sustainable transportation issues and expand their toolkit for context-...

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Cancelled: Professional Study Abroad 2020: Active Transportation in the Netherlands

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 8:00am PDT to Saturday, June 27, 2020, 5:00pm PDT

We remain committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our communities, and support our community members in following taking steps to take care of themselves, minimize the spread of the COVID-19, and protect those who are the highest risk. Unfortunately, Professional Study Abroad 2020: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands has been cancelled for 2020 in order to serve these ends. We intend to offer the course again next year. Fill out this interest form if you would like us to notify you when study abroad applications open for 2021.


 

Watch a video overview of the course with instructor John MacArthur.

Practitioners are invited to attend this one-week, 30-credit study abroad course biking in the Netherlands. Curriculum will compare U.S. and Netherlands problems, priorities and solutions with specific emphasis on design and engineering principles. Leading bicycle professionals responsible for creating and maintaining the Netherlands' world-class bikeway system will teach the Dutch approach to bike and pedestrian planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The...

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Summer Transportation Camp (All Genders) - Virtual Edition

Monday, June 22, 2020, 10:00am PDT to Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00pm PDT

Due to the global pandemic and the need to keep our communities safe from COVID-19, we are transitioning from a one-week residential camp to a four-week virtual camp, with online sessions each Monday and Wednesday morning. We will provide updates as we continue to develop the curriculum and structure of this brand-new virtual camp!

We'll hear from PSU faculty and professionals from public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area. We're also incorporating some outdoor activities to help improve students' awareness and familiarity with infrastructure and data collection.

WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF THE CAMP

  • Introduce you to professionals 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
  • Connect with other high school students who are passionate about careers in transportation too
  • Have fun!

TENTATIVE AGENDA*

This agenda is still being developed and is subject to change.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8:30am PDT to Friday, July 17, 2020, 4:30pm PDT
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As the event is still months away, we are proceeding with IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses as planned on July 16-17. TREC is actively monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and will provide an update if anything changes.

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 (Aug 24 - 28)

This workshop follows right on the heels of the 2020 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research. For those planning to be in Portland for the WSTLUR symposium, this two-day workshop will nicely round out the week. Come home prepared to take on the world, armed with the latest curriculum and materials to teach active transportation.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Hosted every summer since 2012, this two-day course is designed to help...

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Summer Transportation Camp (Girls) - Virtual Edition

Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:00am PDT to Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00pm PDT

Due to the global pandemic and the need to keep our communities safe from COVID-19, we are transitioning from a one-week residential camp to a four-week virtual camp, with online sessions each Monday and Wednesday morning. We will provide updates as we continue to develop the curriculum and structure of this brand-new virtual camp!

We'll hear from PSU faculty and professionals from public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area. We're also incorporating some outdoor activities to help improve students' awareness and familiarity with infrastructure and data collection.

WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF THE CAMP

  • 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
  • Connect with other high school students who are passionate about careers in transportation too
  • Have fun! 

TENTATIVE AGENDA*

This agenda is still being developed and is subject to change.

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Cancelled: IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Monday, August 24, 2020, 9:00am PDT to Friday, August 28, 2020, 4:00pm PDT
comprehensive bikeway design

We have been monitoring developments here in Portland and at Portland State University with regards to COVID-19, and regrettably we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Bikeway Design workshop. Due to significant impacts on campus classroom access, needs for social distancing, and travelling, we felt that this was the right choice. We have hosted this workshop every year for a decade, and while we did not want to miss a year - transitioning it online would not meet our goals for experiential learning. We will issue full refunds to all registrants.


ABOUT THE COURSE

As Portland, Oregon has 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...

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Webinar: Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
 

OVERVIEW

The National Street Improvements Study, conducted by PSU in conjunction with PeopleForBikes and consulting firm Bennett Midland, researched the economic effects of bicycle infrastructure on 14 corridors across six cities — Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Memphis, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The study found that improvements such as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure had either positive or non-significant impacts on the local economy as measured through sales and employment. In this webinar, lead researcher Jenny Liu will share the results of the investigation and the unique methodology for investigating these economic outcomes.

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and the Summit Foundation, and conducted at Portland State University. Read more about the research: Bike Lanes Can Provide Positive Economic Impact in Cities.

SPEAKERS

Jenny Liu, Portland State University

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