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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. Commute Well-Being Differences by Mode: Evidence from Portland, Oregon, USA

    To understand the impact of daily travel on personal and societal well-being, measurement techniques that go beyond satisfaction-based measures of travel are used. Such metrics are increasingly important for...

  3. Hilltop Planning Workshop Team

    "Oregon Health & Science University Night Access Plan"

  4. Toward a Spatial-Temporal Measure of Land-Use Mix

    Urban planning and public-health research has long been interested in the connection between land-use mix and travel. Interest from urban planners stems from the potential of transportation efficiency gains...

  5. Winds of Change? Exploring Climate Change-Driven Migration and Related Impacts in the Pacific Northwest

    Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on the Pacific Northwest’s communities, economy, and natural systems. These impacts – which include reductions in summer water supply, the potential...

  6. The Effects of Frequency of Social Interaction, Social Cohesion, Age, and the Built Environment on Walking

    The purpose of this dissertation was to explore, through a social ecological framework, the multifaceted effects of the neighborhood environment by investigating how dimensions of both the built environment and...

  7. Does Compact Development Increase or Reduce Traffic Congestion?

    From years of research, we know that compact development that is dense, diverse, well-designed, etc. produces fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) than sprawling development. But compact development also...

  8. Do TODs Make a Difference?

    In this report, we present research that measures the outcomes of TOD areas in relation to their metropolitan area controls with respect to (1) jobs by sector; (2) housing choice for household types based on...

  9. Rerouting Mode Choice Models: ​H​ow Including Realistic Route Options Can Help Us Understand Decisions to Walk or Bike

    For a number of reasons—congestion, public health, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, demographic shifts, and community livability to name a few—the importance of walking and bicycling as transportation...

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