Addressing Homeless Encampments on Public Right-of-Way: A Knowledge Transfer Project

Andree Tremoulet
This technology transfer project provided practical information about how to address homeless encampments on public right-of-way to transportation professionals, including Federal Highway Administration officials, Oregon public works directors, trans ... Read More

Evaluation of Bike Boxes at Signalized Intersections: Phase 2

Christopher Monsere
Analyses of motor vehicle and police-reported crash data reveal that nearly 68 percent of bicycle crashes in Portland, Oregon occur at intersections (PDOT, 2004) which is consistent with national trends (Hunter et al., 1996). Hunter et al. (1996) ... Read More

Increasing Bicycling for Transportation: The Role of Cyclist Type and Infrastructure

Jennifer Dill
With an increased focus on reducing the effects of motor vehicle use on the environment, neighborhood livability, safety, and health, planners, engineers, and policy makers are looking to increase the attractiveness of walking and bicycling. The pot ... Read More

Innovative Bicycle Facility Research and Analysis

Christopher Monsere
Jennifer Dill
Research conducted by Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland State University, and Toole Design Group ... Read More

Strength & Fatigue of Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Bridge Decks with Mechanical Deck to Stringer Connectors

Peter Dusicka
Final report available at: http://www.oregon.gov/odot/td/tp_res/docs/reports/2012/sr_500_490.pdf Replacement of the steel grating deck on the lift span of the Morrison Bridge in Portland, OR, will utilize glass fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) pane ... Read More

Family Activity Study

Jennifer Dill
Joseph Broach , Nathan McNeil
The Family Activity Study is a longitudinal study with the primary objective of evaluating the influence of bicycle boulevards (also known as Neighborhood Greenways) on the travel behavior and physical activity of families with children. Bike bouleva ... Read More

Demonstrating the Benefits of Sustainable Streets for Active Aging

Jennifer Dill
Margaret Neal
This project will help demonstrate how sustainable ("green") streets contribute to the well-being of a community, including the physical and mental health of older and younger adults, along with the environment and economy. The project will collect d ... Read More

Implementation of Active Living Policies by Transportation Agencies and Departments

Jennifer Dill
Deborah Howe
The built environment is an important factor in enabling people of all ages to be physically active on a daily basis whether for recreation or carrying out the tasks of everyday life. The extent to which a community has a system of well-maintained s ... Read More

Transforming Land Use Regulations to Create Livable Communities that Support Physical Activity in Everyday Life

Jennifer Dill
Deborah Howe
This project seeks to develop a multi-faceted study of a wide range of US communities and their experiences in adopting and implementing land use policies and implementation tools that support active living. The essential aim is to develop an under ... Read More

Factors for Improved Fish Passage Waterway Construction, Phase 2

David Sillars
Trevor Smith , Hamid Moradkhani
Project Description: Roughened chutes (simulating natural stream passages) are a cost effective means to provide fish passage at locations where existing culverts and bridges are structurally sound yet do not meet current fish passage rules and regul ... Read More

The Effectiveness of Vertebrate Passage and Prevention Structures: a Study of Boeckman Road in Wilsonville

Catherine Rivera
One of the most obvious impacts roads have on the natural world is direct mortality to individual animals that attempt to cross roads. A less obvious but likely more important impact of roads on many species is habitat fragmentation. The ability for ... Read More

A Novel Design Strategy for Integrating Freight Rail Into Urban Settings: A Capping Study

John Schnabel
This investigation seeks to explore specific design solutions that could potentially enhance the capabilities of heavy rail facilities while increasing their safety and reducing their environmental and community impacts. Using Portland's Brooklyn Rai ... Read More
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