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Research Digests

Digests of Recent Faculty and Student Research

Faculty and students at Portland State University, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are conducting research on many aspects of bicycle and pedestrian travel.  Summaries of this research (click on the title for the pdf) and links to full reports, where available, are provided here.


Resident Perceptions of Bicycle Boulevards: A Ladd Avenue Case Study

Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here.

Alberta Street Bike Corrals

Project Team: Rani Boyle & Mark Person
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here.

Bicycle Helmet Usage, Portland: A study of helmet usage on and near a Safe Route to School

Project Team: Evan Geer & Ryan Dann
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here.

Fanno Creek Trail User Survey

Project Team: Misha Jones
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here.

Bicyclist and Pedestrian User Perceptions of HAWK Signal in Portland, Oregon

Project Team: Bob Kellett & Sara Wright
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here

Level of Service Analysis of the Tom McCall Waterfront Trail for Walkers, Cyclists and Runners

Project Team: Aaron Ladd
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here

A New Methodology for the Study of Bicycle Parking

Project Team: David Moskovitz & Nikki Wheeler
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here.

Portland’s Bicycle Corrals: A Case Study of East 28th Avenue

Project Team: Nathan McNeil
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Ready summary here.

Pedaling in the Rose City: A User Survey of Three Portland Bridges

Project Team: Melelani Sax-Barnett & Heather Zike
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here

Physical Barriers to Cycing in SE Portland

Project Team: Josh Steiner & Alex Tiblier-Weiss
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here

Volatile Endeavors: Negotiating Left Turns Along the SE Hawthorne Bike Corridor

Project Team: Aaron Smith & Helen Vu
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here

Portland’s Bicycle Scene: An Exploration

Project Team: Sarah Williams & Peter Pelzer
Portland State University, Urban Studies and Planning
USP 465-565, Fall 2009
Submitted to Lynn Weigand
Read summary here

[Disclaimer: These two projects are ungraded, uncorrected research assignment, conducted by students of Chris Monsere's class: Civil Engineering 454 - Urban Transportation Systems]


Bike Scramble Signal at N Interstate & Oregon

Project Team: Michael Wolfe, Jared Fischer, Chris Deslauriers, Stephen Ngai, Matt Bullard
Portland State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
November 30, 2006
Submitted to Chris Monsere
Read summary here.

Establishing a Measure of Pedestrian Activity

Project Team: Jeff Quinn, John Soares, Brian Shoemaker, Tyler Handforth, Shoaib Khan
Portland State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
November 22, 2006
Submitted to Chris Monsere
Read summary here.

Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossings: Lessons Learned

By Rory Renfro
Portland State University
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning: Field Area Paper
June 2007
Read paper here.
Stream Rory Renfro's seminar presentation

Bicycle Planning in the City of Portland: Evaluation of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan and Statistical Analysis of the Relationship between the City’s Bicycle Network and Bicycle Commute

By Mauricio LeClerc
Portland State University
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning: Field Area Paper
Fall 2002
Read paper here.
Stream Mauricio LeClerc's seminar presentation

Understanding the Link Between Bicyclists and Light Rail

Survey Results from Bicycle Riders on MAX in Portland, Oregon
By Matt Lasky
Portland State University
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning: Field Area Paper
Spring 2005
Read paper here.
Stream Matt Lasky's seminar presentation

Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior: Implications for Urban Planning, Health, and Research

By Jennifer Dill, PhD
Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies
Read summary here

Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan

Author: Community Planning Workshop
University of Oregon & City of Eugene
Read plan here