Transportation Leadership Education

Nathan McNeil
The Portland Traffic and Transportation course serves a number of different purposes. On one hand, it is designed to develop citizens who are informed about the transportation system, including how it got where it is today, what agencies and actors p ... Read More

Washington State Pedestrian and Bicycle Miles Traveled Project

Krista Nordback
Estimates of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) drive policy and planning decisions for surface transportation. No similar metric is computed for cycling and walking. What approaches could be used to compute such a metric on the state level? This report di ... Read More

Online Implementation Resource of Innovative Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities (IBPI)

Jennifer Dill
Online Implementation Resource of Innovative Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities sponsored by Summit Foundation IBPI: Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation ... Read More

Safety Effectiveness of Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements

Christopher Monsere
Miguel Figliozzi
The objective of this research is to estimate the effectiveness of PCEs on multimodal safety in Oregon design contexts to derive CMFs calibrated to Oregon (i.e. not only pedestrian crashes but also motorized vehicles and bicycle crashes in the vicini ... Read More

Incorporating Pedestrian Considerations into Signal Timing

Sirisha Kothuri
The role of walking in the development of healthy, livable communities is being increasingly recognized. In urban areas, intersections represent locations where different modes converge, and are often viewed as deterrents to walking. This is due to t ... Read More

Travel Mode Choice Framework Incorporating Realistic Bike and Walk Routes

Joseph Broach
For a number of reasons (congestion, public health, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, demographic shifts, and community livability to name a few), the importance of walking and bicycling as transportation options will likely continue to increase. ... Read More

Application of Interactive Video Sensing and Management for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Studies

Wu-chi Feng
Christopher Monsere , Miguel Figliozzi
As video data collection and storage technologies become ubiquitous and inexpensive, transportation agencies struggle to process and extract "intelligence" or useful information from growing libraries of archived video data. In some cases us ... Read More

Exploring Racial Bias in Drivers' Behavior at Pedestrian Crossings

Kimberly Kahn
Racial minorities are disproportionately represented in pedestrian traffic fatalities, indicating a significant public health and safety issue. Psychological and social identity-related factors have previously been shown to influence drivers’ behav ... Read More

Better Representation of the Pedestrian Environment in Travel Demand Models

Kelly Clifton
Robert Schneider , Jennifer Toole
There is growing support for improvements to the quality of the walking environment, including more investments to promote pedestrian travel. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are improving regional travel demand forecasting models to better ... Read More

Design and Implementation of Pedestrian and Bicycle-Specific Data Collection Methods in Oregon

Miguel Figliozzi
Although there is a growing need to access accurate and reliable pedestrian and bicycle data, there is no statewide system to collect data or plan future data collection efforts in the state of Oregon. To address these issues this research conducted ... Read More

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update Quantitative Case Studies

Kelly Clifton
Quantitative Case Studies for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update ODOT/USDOT ... Read More

Promoting Active School Travel by Making it Cool: a quasi-experimental study using Boltage

Yizhao Yang
Lynn Weigand , Ihab Elzeyadi , Noreen McDonald , William Harbaugh (consultant)
Research on children's school travel suggests two sets of factors critically affect the use of active school commuting modes (i.e., walking or biking) among children. The first involves external factors, such as trip distance, neighborhood walkabilit ... Read More
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