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Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith is an OTREC/NITC transportation scholar. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Portland State University’s urban studies program, studying travel behavior and health, and energy use as it relates to transportation. Smith’s dissertation research examines whether commute well-being is greater among users of active transportation modes than among motorized mode users. It also examines the connections between commute well-being and overall subjective wellbeing. The research is important in part because evidence of connections between active commute modes and well-being could help policymakers and advocates to better market active transportation policies. In 2012-2013 he has presented research at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., at Portland State University's TRB Aftershock, at the Oregon Transportation Summit and at the first Portland State research symposium.