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Friday Transportation Seminar - GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:00pm

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


GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning


Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU
Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho
Topic: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning
Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and planning. The showcase includes a tool for assessing community-wide bikeability, a tool for forecasting bicycle volumes based on street topology, and a tool for evaluating different bicycle improvement plans in terms of exposure to danger situations for bicyclists. The tools will be demonstrated with case study data. The presentation will include a review of the Highway Capacity Manual Bicycle Level of Service and a discussion about using bicycle and pedestrian data collected through citizen-volunteer count programs.

Bio: Dr. Michael Lowry holds a joint appointment in Civil Engineering and Bioregional Planning at the University of Idaho. He is an affiliate researcher for the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology. His research focuses on capital investment decision-making and transportation planning for bicyclists and pedestrians. Dr. Lowry teaches courses related to sustainable transportation, engineering statistics, and economic analysis. He received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington and BS and MS from Brigham Young University.

This seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credits if attended in person or online during the live broadcast. OTREC applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each course. We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for documentation purposes.

Attendees who would like to receive the credits will need to arrive to the seminar early or on time and sign a check-in list, or if viewing online, fill out this online survey following the seminar. If you are viewing the seminar live and wish to ask a question, send an email to during the broadcast. 

AICP event ID: #e.27157


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See the full Friday Seminar lineup here.