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Bike commuters are happiest (and other PSU research tidbits)

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Graph of “commute well-being” from a presentation poster by Oliver Smith.

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4th annual Oregon Transportation Summit details released

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Check out the info below on the 4th annual summit, which takes place on September 10th:

The Oregon Transportation Summit is back for a fourth year! This unique conference, produced in partnership by OTREC, WTS, ITE and APA, brings together academic and practicing transportation professionals from throughout Oregon. The twin goals of the Summit are to disseminate new knowledge and to help shape OTREC’s research agenda. Register Now! (more…)

Event: Capital Bikeshare Lessons Learned (4/8/11)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Event Name: Capital Bikeshare Lessons Learned
Event Start Date: 8 April 2011
Start Time: 3:00:00 PM
Event Description: We’re pleased to announce that Gabe Klein, former Director of the Washington DC Dept. of Transportation, will be in town Friday April 8th, along with Alison Cohen, President of Alta Bicycle Share, Inc., which operates Capital Bike Share in DC.

Alison and Gabe will share lessons learned from Capital Bike Share, including the process of funding, launching, and operating the largest bikesharing system in the nation, from the perspective of the city and the operator.

When: Friday April 8th 3-4 pm

Location: ITS Lab (Room 315), Engineering Building at PSU – 1930 SW 4th Ave., Portland

Please spread the word!

PSU gets ‘Silver’ and other news updates from the Bike Summit

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
National Bike Summit 2010 Day 1-14
200,000 people have signed up
since last year.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The National Bike Summit doesn’t officially kick off until tonight; but there’s already been several bits of news to leak out of D.C.

Check out the roundup below…

Portland State named “Silver” bike-friendly university

The League of American Bicyclists just announced their first-ever recipients of the new Bike Friendly University awards. Similar to their well-known Bike Friendly Community awards, the League created this program to recognize universities that go above and beyond in making their campuses comfortable for people who choose to ride a bike.
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PSU report: Cycle track, buffered bike lanes working well, but could be improved

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Cycletrack on SW Broadway-7
“Working well” says PSU evaluation.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Researchers at Portland State University have completed an evaluation of Portland’s cycle track on SW Broadway and buffered bike lanes on SW Stark and Oak. The analysis, prepared for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), shows that both of the bikeway types are “working well,” but PSU also laid out some recommendations on how to make them work even better. (more…)

How PSU is getting staff and students to leave their cars at home

Monday, January 31st, 2011
Montgomery St Bike Garage at PSU
Over 2,000 bike parking spots are just
one reason it’s easy to ride to PSU.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland State University’s location, facilities, and policies to promote options to driving alone are paying off. A survey released last week shows that three in four students and employees at the campus get there without a car. A press release about the survey issued by PSU proclaimed that, “Cars are alternative transportation for students and staff at PSU.”
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Portland State cycling team set for another stellar year

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
The PSU Cycling Team.
(Photo: PSU Cycling

2010 is set to be another banner year for the Portland State University Cycling Club.

In 2008, team member Anita Dilles represented PSU at the Collegiate Track Nationals and in 2009, Amelia Bjesse-Puffin made two appearances on the podium. These successes on the track, along with their involvement off the race course, has earned them “Collegiate Cycling Club of the Month” honors this month from USA Cycling.
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Biking to PSU? Get free breakfast all week

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Portland State University-1.jpg
Bikes parked outside PSU’s
Smith Student Union.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Word from our friends at the Portland State University Bicycle Advocacy Collective (PSUBAC) is that they’re kicking off 2010 with free ‘Breakfast for Bikers’ every day this week.

From 9:00 to 11:00 am, you’ll be treated to pastries, coffee and other snacks: All you have to do is show up with your bike (and your own mug). They’ll be set up near the cycle track on SW Broadway at Harrison through Thursday and on Friday they’ll be at the newly opened PSU Bike Hub on the SW corner of SW 6th and Harrison. (more…)

PSU survey: Drive-alone trips plummet, biking on the upswing

Friday, August 7th, 2009
The latest student commute choice survey by PSU shows drop in driving.

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Noted PSU professor picked for federal transportation research post

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Robert Bertini

Portland State University professor Robert Bertini has been selected by the Obama administration to be the deputy administrator of the federal Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

According to The Oregonian, Bertini starts his new job on August 17th. At PSU he was a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the director of the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC). (more…)

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