ODOT report lays bare transportation justice challenge

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on September 3rd, 2021 at 11:26 am

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New report analyzes driving behaviors that lead to pedestrian fatalities in Portland

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on August 30th, 2021 at 10:22 am

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Need help as a new(ish) rider? Read this!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 14th, 2021 at 2:23 pm

With confidence, comes smiles.
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Portland lawyer releases ‘Oregon Pedestrian Law Guide’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 1st, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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Oregon Walks releases landmark report on fatal pedestrian crashes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 17th, 2021 at 2:58 pm

A man walks across a street in east Portland.
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Oregon DOT shares first-ever internal research on how race and income impact road safety

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 5th, 2021 at 11:01 am

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Interviews reveal transportation impacts of Albina displacement

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 21st, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Biking on 122nd Ave in east Portland.
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Portland State researcher seeks subjects for first of its kind electric bike study

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 13th, 2020 at 3:31 pm

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“E-bikes are the future!” That’s what Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone proclaimed at a forum earlier this week. Iannarone is bullish on e-bikes not just because she’s an expert on innovative transportation solutions (thanks in part to her work at First Stop Portland), but because she rides an e-bike herself.

Many that ride e-bikes quickly become evangelists like Iannarone and start using words like “transformational” and “revolution”.

Now a Portland State University research project wants to add more science to back up all the excitement. And they’re looking for subjects. [Read more…]

Want bikeways for everyone? Nix the mixing, new research says

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 19th, 2019 at 2:45 pm

This protected intersection in Salt Lake City, Utah was rated comfortable by the largest number of respondents.
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With protected bike lanes all the rage in Portland and throughout the U.S., a big question remains: What about intersections? After all, protection on the blockface doesn’t mean much when you come face-to-face with a drivers’ car at the intersection.[Read more…]

TRB Dispatch: Portland’s transit equity research and poster sessions

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Just one of the “startlingly democratic” poster sessions.
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Welcome to the latest dispatch from our Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Special Correspondent Aaron Brown, who was in D.C. covering the event thanks to sponsorship from the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University (TREC at PSU). See past coverage here. (Note: Views expressed by the author are his own and do not reflect those of TREC at PSU.)

Transit equity

Aaron Golub’s presentation was one of my personal highlights of the conference. I attended a seminar in which Dr. Golub, a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and the Director of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University, shared findings from his ongoing research about the equity implications of TriMet’s shift towards electronic fares. His presentation, “An Equity Assessment of Smart Mobility Systems in Portland, Oregon”, was featured in a session titled, “Taking Off the Rose-Colored Glasses: Equitable Access to 21st-Century Mobility Options”.
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