Project Phenom: A Smart Bike Project for grades 6-12

Stephen Fickas
The project objective is to develop a curriculum module that will allow high school and middle school students to apply concepts from the Internet of Things (specifically) and Cyber-Physical Systems (generally) to bike transportation. The module will ... Read More

Instructional Modules for Obtaining Vehicle Dynamics Data with Smartphone Sensors

Roger Lindgren
Charles Riley
Past NITC education grants to Oregon Tech provided funding for developing new graduate-level coursework in transportation (2014-15) and to support development of learning activities related to smartphone/ipod sensors for transportation structural hea ... Read More

Collaborative Regional Planning: Tools and techniques for teaching collaborative regional planning to enhance livability and sustainable transportation

Danya Rumore
Sarah Hinners , Divya Chandrasekhar
Communities throughout the nation face a variety of interconnected transportation, livability, and sustainability challenges that can only be effectively addressed through regional planning collaboration. This project will develop curricular materi ... Read More

Creating Livable Communities through Connecting Vehicles to Pedestrians and Cyclists

John MacArthur
Safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is a significant problem in U.S., with 4,743 fatalities and 76,000 injuries of pedestrians and 726 fatalities and 49,000 injuries of bicyclists in 2012 (NHSTA 2014a & b). Establishing and creating livable communit ... Read More

Does Compact Development Increase or Reduce Traffic Congestion?

Guang Tian
Reid Ewing , Shima Hamidi
It is now widely held, even among many state transportation departments, that you cannot “pave your way out of congestion” (at least in the long run) due to highway induced traffic and highway induced development (sprawl). Therefore, any solution ... Read More

Rapid Transportation Structure Evaluation Toolkit

Charles Riley
A previous NITC grant (#985 Dynamic Evaluation of Transportation Structures with iPod-Based Data Acquisition) supported education and research development at Oregon Tech in the area of mobile devices in sensor network applications to evaluate transpo ... Read More

Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity

Ran Wei
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub
Regular assessment and improvement of the performance of public transit systems are essential for transit service providers given limited funding and growing public needs. Performance evaluation can help transit agencies identify underperforming serv ... Read More

Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Data Quality

Nathan McNeil
Kristin Tufte
Cycling and walking are sustainable modes of transportation which improve community livability, but these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. This research aims to change that by improving bicycle ... Read More

V2X: Bringing Bikes into the Mix

Stephen Fickas
The project objective is to run a pilot study that adds bikes to the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) conversation. Working with the City of Eugene, a bike signal on a heavily traveled corridor will be enhanced with a broadcast device that provides in ... Read More

Transferability & forecasting of the Pedestrian Index Environment (PIE) for modeling applications

Kelly Clifton
There have been important advances in non-motorized planning tools in recent years, including the development of the MoPeD pedestrian demand model (Clifton et al., 2013, 2015). This tool and others are increasingly requested by governments and agenci ... Read More

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration

Jenny Liu
Jennifer Dill
Many cities across the country, as part of Complete Streets initiatives or to promote community livability and environmental sustainability, have engaged in street improvement or transportation infrastructure upgrade projects that increase access and ... Read More

National Electric Bike Owner Survey

John MacArthur
Christopher Cherry
Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are a growing class of bicycles in North America but there has been little research on e-bikes in the United States, especially on the people that have purchased e-bikes. Portland State University (PSU) conducted the first ... Read More
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