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PSU research delves deeper into ‘Four types of cyclists’

Roger Geller’s chart that started it all. It’s been six-and-a-half years since Portland Bureau of Transportation bicycle coordinator Roger Geller first defined the “Four types of cyclists”. Geller’s insights proved to be groundbreaking and his definitions have stood the test of time. I frequently hear references about the need to attract more “Interested but concerned” … Read more


Ride an e-bike? PSU researchers want to hear from you

If you ride an e-bike, PSU wants to hear from you.(Photo © J. Maus) Researchers at Portland State University are looking for interview subjects for a project on e-bikes. Jennifer Dill, an associate professor at the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, got in touch with us with the news. Dill says … Read more


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The quest for Oregon’s “Next Top (Transportation) Model”

New models could help level the playing field between modes.(Photo © J. Maus) High quality models are essential to making the right decisions about how we build our transportation systems. What do beautiful people have to do with transportation? Nothing! I’m talking about transportation models. For instance, if your model includes motorized vehicle “traffic flow” … Read more


PSU evaluation finds that bike boxes work

A year-long evaluation by researchers at Portland State University’s Institute for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation has found that Portland’s bike boxes improve the safety of roads users on a number of levels. The research — funded through the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium — complements another study from the University of Texas published last … Read more


At TRB, wonks are celebrities (and they wear funny ties)

Spotted at TRB 2010.(Photo: Robert Rescot/Twitter) The Transportation Research Board is wrapping up their Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. this week. For the uninitiated, the TRB’s mission is to “promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.” Our own Elly Blue attended (along with about 11,000 others) last year and dubbed it the Great Transportation … Read more


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Scholarship helps PSU become hub of bike/ped research

Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder and his partner Lydia Rich have established a scholarship to promote bike/ped research.(Photo J. Maus) BTA co-founder and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder and his partner Lydia Rich (a public school teacher in North Portland) have made a commitment to Portland State University’s growing reputation as a hub for livable cities … Read more


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PSU Prof shares results of bicycling behavior research

Does infrastructure — like this bike lane — influence people’s bicycling behavior?(Photo © J. Maus) How does the the built environment influence bicycling behavior? What routes do cyclists take? Will cyclists go out of their way to use bike lanes and other bike-specific infrastructure? Those are the questions Portland State University professor Jennifer Dill has … Read more


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PSU Seminar: Where Do People Bicycle? Infrastructure and Bicycle Behavior

PSU Center for Transportation Studies Transportation Seminar Location: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Speaker: Jennifer Dill, Associate Professor, School of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU Topic: Where Do People Bicycle? The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Bicycling Behavior This seminar will present results from the BikeGPS study that collected data … Read more