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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

BorshanskySmith-Digest.pdf


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

BoylePerson-Digest.pdf


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

DannGeer-Digest.pdf


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

MishaJones-Digest.pdf


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

KellettWright-Digest.pdf


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

Ladd-Digest.pdf


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

MoskovitzWheeler-Digest.pdf


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

McNeil-Digest.pdf


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

Saks-BarnettZike-Digest.pdf


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

SteinerTiblier-Weiss-Digest.pdf


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

VuSmith-Digest.pdf


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

WilliamsPelzer-Digest.pdf


[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

monsere - scramble.pdf


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

monsere - ped act.pdf


Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossings: Lessons Learned

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

renfro.pdf


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
Stream Mauricio LeClerc's seminar presentation

leclerc.pdf


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
Stream Matt Lasky's seminar presentation

lasky.pdf


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

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

dill.pdf


Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan

Author: Community Planning Workshop
University of Oregon & City of Eugene

CPW.pdf