Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration [Phase 2]

Jenny Liu
This research project explores the economic impacts of bicycle and pedestrian street improvements in the United States using multiple data sources and analytical approaches. Building on studies in New York City and San Francisco, researchers examined ... Read More

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration

Jenny Liu
Jennifer Dill
This NITC National project was the first phase of a research effort measuring the economic impacts of bicycle and pedestrian street improvements. See the findings, final report and other products on the Phase II project page: https://nitc.trec.pdx.ed ... Read More

Life-Space Mobility and Aging in Place

Ivis Garcia
Alan DeLaTorre
Research on older adults frequently explores the notion of “aging in place”—providing older adults the opportunity to continue to live in their own homes and communities. However one’s ability to stay or leave, particularly in old age, often ... Read More

How Technology Can Affect the Demand for Bicycle Transportation: The State of Technology and Projected Applications of Connected Bicycles

John MacArthur
The term “connected vehicle (CV)” refers to vehicles equipped with devices, which enable wireless communication between internal and external entities, supporting vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything ... Read More

Biking and Walking Quality Counts: Using “BikePed Portal” Counts to Develop Data Quality Checks

Nathan McNeil
Kristin Tufte
Cycling and walking are sustainable modes of transportation which improve community livability, but these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. This research aims to change that by improving bicycle ... Read More

Understanding the Accessibility, Economic and Social Equity Impacts of Urban Greenway Infrastructure

Jenny Liu
“City Greenways” is a concept proposed as a part of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets crisscrossing the city at roughly three-mile intervals. This researc ... Read More

Transferability & Forecasting of the Pedestrian Index Environment (PIE) for Modeling Applications

Kelly Clifton
There have been important advances in non-motorized planning tools in recent years, including the development of the MoPeD pedestrian demand model (Clifton et al., 2013, 2015). This tool and others are increasingly requested by governments and agenci ... Read More

FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity

Joe Broach
Jennifer Dill , Kelly Clifton
In 2018 the Federal Highway Administration issued a new guide, Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity. TREC researchers contributed to the guidebook in partnership with Alta Planning + Design and ICF. The guide provides information on incorporatin ... Read More

FTA Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit

Jennifer Dill
Nathan McNeil
This manual provides a compendium of best practices to help transit and other transportation professionals improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access to transit, including information on evaluating, planning for, and implementing improvements t ... Read More

Multimodal Trip Generation, Vehicle Ownership and Use: Characterizing The Travel Patterns of Residents of Multifamily Housing

Kelly Clifton
Many cities are reconsidering their reliance on ITE’s Trip Generation Manual, now in its 10th edition. Kelly Clifton and co-investigator Kristina Currans of the University of Arizona examine the advantages and limitations of ITE’s land use taxono ... Read More

Racial Bias in Drivers' Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks: Understanding the Effect

Kimberly Kahn
Led by Dr. Kimberly Kahn of Portland State University, the purpose of this investigation is to explore social identity-related factors that influence drivers’ behaviors in interactions with pedestrians at crosswalks. Dr. Kahn and her research team ... Read More

Evaluation of Roadway Reallocation Projects

Miguel Andres Figliozzi
In the last decade there has been a national trend toward projects that involve roadway space reallocation across modes. Many of these projects may include road diets and are typically very controversial when automobile travel lanes and/or curbside ... Read More
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