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Friday Transportation Seminar - Bike Planning Methods in Oregon Communities
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join us for the PSU Friday Transportation Seminar. The event is free and all are welcome!

Bike Planning Methods in Oregon Communities

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Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU
Speaker: Tara Weidner, Oregon DOT
Topic: Bike Planning Methods in Oregon Communities
Summary: In this seminar, Tara Weidner will discuss changes in the works to the State Analysis Procedures Manual (APM) to include three graduated levels of bike planning methods for use in Oregon communities, based on community size, data needs, and planning stage.  These include the Bike Level of Traffic Stress (BLTS), a sketch tool used to assess bike network connectivity, the data-heavy Highway Capacity Manual Multi-modal Level of Service (MMLOS) procedures, and a simplified MMLOS developed by the same researchers. 

Bio: Tara Weidner is an Integrated Transportation Analysis Engineer in ODOT’s Transportation Planning Analysis Unit (TPAU).  She has over 20 years of experience in modeling and analysis of multi-modal transportation systems. Her work focuses on arming Oregon’s communities with tools to plan for the future, including being the lead on ODOT’s GreenSTEP Greenhouse Gas model and coordinating other multi-modal transportation and land use tools and analysis. She joined TPAU about a year ago after working as a Senior Planner for Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB), where she was the consultant lead for the ODOT StateWide Integrated Model (SWIM) and worked with the FHWA on Mega-Regions modeling tools and managed a webinar series on "Climate Change Planning for MPOs.

Event will be webcast live.