Share
In the past decade bike and pedestrian count programs have sprung up all over the United States, gathering data to evaluate biking and walking infrastructure. However, these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. So what steps need to be taken before data are usable for research, planning or policy? A research project funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), led by Nathan McNeil, Kristin Tufte and Tammy Lee of Portland State University and Krista Nordback of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, offers a method for monitoring the quality of this bike-ped count data.

TREC at Portland State University
November 2019
Quality Counts: Developing Accuracy Checks for Bike and Pedestrian Count Data
In the past decade bike and pedestrian count programs have sprung up all over the United States, gathering data to evaluate biking and walking infrastructure. However, these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. So what steps need to be taken before data are usable for research, planning or policy? A research project funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), led by Nathan McNeil, Kristin Tufte and Tammy Lee of Portland State University and Krista Nordback of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, offers a method for monitoring the quality of this bike-ped count data.
Experiential Learning in Transportation: TREC Travel Scholarships at PSU
In celebration of Portland State University's 2020 Day of Giving on December 3rd, we're devoting our efforts this year to raising funds in support of travel scholarships for transportation students. We recognize the importance of learning by doing: Many of our programs are centered on providing students with on-the-job experience. TREC Travel Scholarships are part of a new initiative to broaden our impact. We want to support immersive, experiential trainings outside of the Portland metro region. Introducing students to people and learning opportunities in other states and countries will allow them to bring innovative transportation concepts back to Portland, Oregon.
Announcing the 2020 dates for our annual Netherlands Study Abroad program:
two-week student course June 21 - July 4 and the one-week professionals course June 21 - June 27
Eisenhower Fellowships Awarded to Nine Portland State University Students
Nine PSU graduate students will receive prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships presented by the U.S. DOT at the January 2020 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB): Phillip Longnecker, Nicholas Puczkowsky and Baxter Shandobil of the Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and Gabby Abou-Zeid, Travis Glick, Katherine Keeling, Mike McQueen, Greg Norton and Jacelyn Schaffer of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is the second Eisenhower award for Baxter Shandobil and Mike McQueen, and the third for Travis Glick and Greg Norton.
Friday Transportation Seminar: Building Healthy Communities Through Seattle's Growth Policy
Friday, November 22 with Dongho Chang, City of Seattle
Seattle is experiencing transformational changes with record-breaking population growth among large scale urban renewal and redevelopment. These changes are occurring in a constrained transportation system that is being reconfigured to meet the mobility needs of vibrant and thriving community. Join us Friday, in person or via the webinar broadcast, to hear from Dongho Chang, the City Traffic Engineer for Seattle, about the policies that provide the roadmap for managing City’s growth, plans that guide where transportation investments are made, and how Seattle will reach the safety goals of Vision Zero.
TREC 2020 Stickers: Give Us Your Best Pun!
In 2019 we created a set of transportation research pun-inspired stickers to bring to the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). We're headed to Washington, D.C. again with a cohort of PSU researchers and students, and need your help to brainstorm new stickers!
Last year's stickers:
**America's Next Top Land Use Model
**Behind every good research paper is a grad student
**I like big data and I cannot lie!
**May the signal priority be with you
Sticker-sized puns on multimodal transportation, grad student life, research nerd-ery all welcome!
TRANSPORTATION AT PORTLAND STATE
SAE International Publishes Industry’s First Standard for Classification and Definition of Powered Micromobility Vehicles: Co-authored by TREC researcher John MacArthur, a new standard for effective micromobility communication.

UPS and PSU Partner to Launch New E-Bike Delivery Service: As of Nov 2019, UPS packages are delivered on Portland State’s campus via eBike, part of a pilot project to reduce carbon emissions, traffic congestion, noise and air quality impacts.

Save the Date: Mobility Matters 2020: The 3rd annual Mobility Matters conference will be held in Portland March 18, 2020, in partnership with the Digital City Testbed Center (DCTC). Watch: PSU's Martin Swobodzinski on tech to improve accessibility.

Portland State Renews Platinum Bike Status in 2019: PSU has once again made it into the top seven spots on the League of American Bicyclists' list of Bicycle Friendly Universities, earning "Platinum" status for the fourth year in a row.

Mitigating Roadside Noise Pollution: A Comparison Between Rounded and Sinusoidal Milled Rumble Strips: By Sirisha Kothuri and Chris Monsere, published in the Dec 2019 issue of Transport and Environment.
PARTNER UPDATES
Does News Coverage Of Traffic Crashes Affect Perceived Blame And Preferred Solutions?: Co-authored by PSU alumni Tara Goddard in Nov 2019 Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives

OR APA Legal Issues Workshop—Housing, Legislation, and Reimagining the Public Realm (Fri, Dec 6): Registration is now open for a full-day workshop in Portland, OR.

AARP OR, Age-Friendly Oregon Summit (Mon, Dec 9): With a theme of "Building Communities for All Ages," this summit is free to attend and will be held in Portland, OR.

Oregon ITE Winter Workshop 2020 (Mon, Jan 27): Registration is now open for this workshop in Portland, OR. Free for students!
UPCOMING TREC EVENTS
TREC at PSU is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education.
 
 
 
 


Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign