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  1. Barriers to Biking for Women and Minorities

    The health benefits of bicycling are well understood; numerous studies link increased cycling activity with improved health outcomes. Research suggest that the cycling behavior most likely to generate broad,...

  2. Peak of the Day or the Daily Grind: Commuting and Subjective Well-Being

    To understand the impact of daily travel on personal and societal well-being, researchers are developing measurement techniques that go beyond satisfaction-based measures of travel. Metrics related Subjective...

  3. Measuring Urban Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Pollution

    Urban bicyclists’ uptake of traffic-related air pollution is still not well quantified, due to a lack of direct measurements of uptake and a lack of analysis of the variation in uptake. This paper describes...

  4. Hilltop Planning Workshop Team

    "Oregon Health & Science University Night Access Plan"

  5. Evaluation of Transportation Microenvironments Through Assessment of Cyclysts' Exposure to Traffic-Related Particulate Matter

    It is well established that vehicles powered by carbon-based fuels (e.g. gasoline, diesel) have a negative impact on air quality, especially in urban centers. Traditionally, air quality conformity studies...

  6. The Historical, Political, Social, and Individual Factors That Have Influenced the Development of Aging and Disability...

    This thesis reports on the perspectives and experiences of policymakers, advocates, agency supervisors, and experts in the field of gerontology, about the development of Aging and Disability Resource Centers...

  7. Building Social Sustainability from the Ground Up: The Contested Social Dimension of Sustainability in Neighborhood-Scale...

    In response to growing social inequality, environmental crises, and economic instability, sustainability discourse has become the dominant "master signifier" for many fields, particularly the field of urban...

  8. Overlooked Density: Re-Thinking Transportation Options in Suburbia, Phase II

    Comprising over 9 million units in this country, suburban multifamily housing is a widespread and overlooked example of density located within walking distance to commercial development in suburbia. This report...

  9. Demonstrating the Benefits of Green Streets for Active Aging: Initial Findings

    This project will help demonstrate how sustainable ("green") streets contribute to the well-being of a community, including the physical and mental health of older and younger adults, along with the environment...

  10. Better Outcomes: Improving Accountability & Transparency in Transportation Decision-Making

    This report aims to help policymakers and staff at all levels of government make transportation investments that serve the public better.

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