Join us for the PSU Friday Transportation Seminar. The event is free and all are welcome!
Peak Pedaling: Has Portland Bicycling reached the Top of the Logistic Curve?
Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU
Speaker: Robert McCullough, McCullough Research
Summary: The recent City Club report on bicycling provided an opportunity to collect and analyze a number of data sets including the new Hawthorne Bridge data. One question is where Portland bicycling on the logistic curve -- a common tool for judging the maturity of a developing product or activity. Logistic curves are used for marketing, for epidemiology, and even for visits to Indian owned casinos. The preliminary evidence is that we are reaching the horizontal area of the curve. Additional evidence Our further research into future policies indicates a shift to bicycle boulevards in order to attract more risk averse riders.
Bio: Robert McCullough is an energy economist (and an adjunct at PSU) who has written, talked, and testified on energy issues across the U.S. and Canada. He was instrumental in the identification and prosecution of Enron's energy traders. He also works with aboriginal groups in Quebec and Oregon, activists in California and Ohio, as well as many others. His most recent project is the economic review of the WNP-2 nuclear station for Physicians for Social Responsibility. The web site is www.mresearch.com.
*image by Greg Raisman
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