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Toward Automating the Measurement of Urban Design Qualities Related to Walkability

Seyed Hassan Ameli
Streets are one of the most significant elements of urban spaces to accommodate public activity and provide access to numerous locations and services. Today, our cities face various challenges, including urban sprawl, air pollution, and obesity. To ... Read More

Is Transit-Oriented Development Affordable for Low and Moderate Income Households?

Reid Ewing
Nicole Iroz-Elardo , Arlie Adkins
Transportation and land use planning, as a field, is shifting away from segregated uses connected by highways and streets to more compact, mixed-use developments connected by high-quality transit. This new paradigm has brought special attention to tr ... Read More

Evaluation of Portland Shared E-Scooter Pilot Program Goals and Outcomes

John MacArthur
Jennifer Dill
Shared electric scooters (e-scooters) are fast becoming a mobility option across the U.S. Many cities are permitting their operation, in part, as a way to provide another option to driving private cars. This could reduce private vehicle miles travell ... Read More

Green Waves, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics: Making Streets Better for People on Bikes

Stephen Fickas
Marc Schlossberg
Led by Dr. Stephen Fickas of the University of Oregon (UO), transportation researchers are working to give bicyclists smoother rides by allowing them to communicate with traffic signals via a mobile app. The latest report to come out of this mul ... Read More

Rethinking Streets for Physical Distancing

Marc Schlossberg
Rebecca Lewis
Re-designing cities and streets to make them safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more used by people on bikes has been undergoing tremendous growth in cities across the country as well as in transportation research, yet we have witnessed a signif ... Read More

Investigating Effects of TNCs on Parking Demand and Revenues

Benjamin Clark
Anne Brown
For the past century, mobility in the United States has been dictated by cars. Furthermore, cars—and even more so, the storage of cars—have dictated urban form. With cities dedicating more space to parking than even streets and roads, parking has ... Read More

From Knowledge to Practice: Rethinking Streets for People on Bikes

Marc Schlossberg
John Rowell , Roger Lindgren
This project is a follow up to a highly successful previous NITC project and subsequent nationally distributed book, called “Rethinking Streets: An Evidence Based Guide to 25 Street Transformations. The success of the first book demonstrates a need ... Read More

Understanding the Accessibility, Economic and Social Equity Impacts of Urban Greenway Infrastructure

Jenny Liu
“City Greenways” is a concept proposed as a part of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets crisscrossing the city at roughly three-mile intervals. This researc ... Read More

Improving Walkability Through Control Strategies at Signalized Intersections

Sirisha Kothuri
Christopher Monsere
The goal of signal timing at an intersection should be to separate conflicting movements in time, maximizing safety and efficiency for all users. In many jurisdictions, however, signal timing objectives have traditionally focused on allowing vehicle ... Read More

Using High-Resolution Bus Detection Data to Improve Travel Time Prediction and Identify Urban Congestion Spots

Miguel Andres Figliozzi
Robert Bertini
Transit travel time, operating speed and reliability all influence service attractiveness, operating cost and system efficiency. These metrics have a long-term impact on system effectiveness through a change in ridership. As part of its bus dispatch ... Read More

Strategic Design and Policy for Improving the Livability and Multi-modal Use of U.S. Urban Arterials and Commercial Highways

Michael Larice
Brenda Scheer
NITC Project Type: This project fits under two NITC project areas: 3.2 Research Projects and 3.4 Education Projects. Background: The problem of urban arterial street development, design and livability is perhaps the most understudied aspect of ... Read More

Rethinking Streets: An Evidence Based Design Manual on Making Streets into Complete Streets

Marc Schlossberg
John Rowell
The predominant approach toward street function on major roads in the United States is to emphasize mobility and throughput of vehicles. The “Complete Streets” movement challenges some of this paradigm, emphasizing that streets should accommodate ... Read More
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