Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center

Portland, OR, United States

4.16

(448 reviews)

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Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:04 p.m. CDT

Black Perspectives on Active Transportation

5

How refreshing to hear from three women of color on a panel. Was extremely helpful to learn about these successful equity initiatives and how public sector planners (myself included) can do better.

Friday, May 17, 2019, 5:58 p.m. CDT

Designing for Disability

5

What an valuable workshop for any built environment professional or person in general. The facilitator and participating guides were excellent and provided a sensitive, nuanced, and highly educational understanding of how people of all abilities experience the built environment. The Oregon Zoo was a great venue.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:39 p.m. CDT

Black Perspectives on Active Transportation

5

Great speakers - very moving

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:06 p.m. CDT

Building Support by Shaping the Story

3

This was an interesting session but it might have been better split into a couple sessions, one about equity and words and the other about using grassroots efforts (without planning jargon) to shape change.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:04 p.m. CDT

Transit Prioritization: Small Investments to Make Big Improvements

5

Excellent session showing how PBOT and TriMet pulled off some large transit travel time improvements with a shoestring budget and some paint.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:55 p.m. CDT

Transit Prioritization: Small Investments to Make Big Improvements

4

Although this session was put on by folks within my own city government, I was made aware of the small projects that can have large impacts on improving transit.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m. CDT

Segment Marketing for Travel Options: SmartTrips Gets Personal

5

Behavioral tips and tricks segment was very interesting!

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:42 p.m. CDT

Small Vehicles, Big Impacts! Bikeshare and Dockless E-Scooters: What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Next?

5

Great topic with multiple perspectives.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:42 p.m. CDT

Seattle’s Multimodal Successes

5

I also spoke during this session, so I'm not sure if it counts. Please remove if that's the case, but I spoke for only a few minutes of this hour long session which captured multiple topics.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:17 p.m. CDT

Segment Marketing for Travel Options: SmartTrips Gets Personal

4

The quick session was an interesting overview in finding ways to incorporate behavior modeling into targeted outreach that can shift that behavior. I think knowing some of the general information given at the end, first, may have helped in understanding the reasoning behind the survey strategy.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:12 p.m. CDT

Seattle’s Multimodal Successes

4

It was a lot of information (and speakers) for a short presentation, but I liked the insight, especially considering that Seattle is bucking the trend for transit ridership.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:07 p.m. CDT

Black Perspectives on Active Transportation

4

It was good to see how other agencies are tackling outreach in targeted ways.

Friday, April 26, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CDT

PedPDX: Addressing Equity through Citywide Pedestrian Planning

3

Was not very engaging.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 3:38 p.m. CST

Keynote Presentation/Q&A

4

Entertaining speaker

Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:43 p.m. CST

Concrete Results: Innovative Tools for Pedestrian Infrastructure Training

5

Small size of the group made for good opportunity to ask lots of questions and get feedback on real life scenarios affecting the pedestrian environment.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:26 p.m. CST

Morning workshop -- Community Engagement: Strategies to design your path to success

5

Really excellent and thorough, with individual attention from instructors to ask lots of questions.

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:56 p.m. CDT

LOS to VMT: A new approach to measuring congestion impacts

5

This was a great discussion about how LOS makes it more difficult to enact good transportation policy.

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:55 p.m. CDT

Morning workshop -- Community Engagement: Strategies to design your path to success

5

This was a great refresher and update on how to conduct good public involvement.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 11:04 p.m. CDT

Urbanism Next: A Look at the Secondary Effects of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Development

5

Really interesting panel on the potential opportunities and challenges associated with AV technology. I appreciated that the panelists also brought up the effects of e-commerce on transportation, land use planning, and the labor market - a similar phenomenon that rarely gets brought up when discussing AVs.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:55 p.m. CDT

The interconnectedness of transportation and affordable housing

5

Really great overview of a challenging topic, and good discussion of how to address affordable housing issues while investing in transportation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 12:14 a.m. CDT

The Latest in Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Research

4

The most fascinating research was that of one of the panelists, Tara Goddard, a PhD candidate in Urban Studies at Portland State University, where her dissertation research explores drivers’ attitudes and behaviors toward bicyclists. I gained a researcher's frame of mind for both drivers and pedestrians/cyclists when it comes to their behaviors and interactions on the road and learned things I wouldn't have deduced from ordinary experience.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 12:31 p.m. CDT

Protected Bikeways Design Training

4

Good bike design overview, with time for exploring ways to apply the design principles presented.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10:16 a.m. CDT

Breakout Session 3: Redesigning Suburbia

3

Interesting points, not a lot of cohesion between presenters

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10:15 a.m. CDT

Breakout Session 2: Economic Impacts of Transportation Projects

4

Good points and variety in presentations

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10:14 a.m. CDT

Breakout Session 1: Putting Equity into Multimodal Transportation Planning

4

Variety of perspectives offered with good case study examples

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10:12 a.m. CDT

Full-Day Workshop: Enhancing bicycle and pedestrian access to transit

4

Great mobile tour. Good presentations and topics. Would have been nice to be more interactive for the classroom portion.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2:42 p.m. CDT

Breakout Session 2: Economic Impacts of Transportation Projects

5

Good range of speakers and topics.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:39 p.m. CDT

Full-Day Workshop: Using ITHIM to integrate health impacts into transportation decision-making tools

5

Neil does an excellent job working with attendees to populate inputs and interpret ITHIM outputs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:55 p.m. CDT

Breakout Session 1: Getting Ahead of the Autonomous Future

5

Fascinating presentation. Great job by all the presenters.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:40 p.m. CDT

Half-Day Workshop: PORTAL data archive workshop

4

Good overview of PORTAL product, and opportunity to provide input on future attributes. This workshop may have benefited from a longer hands-on portion.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:46 p.m. CDT

Morning Session: Waiting to Connect

5

Best session on connected and autonomous yet.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:14 p.m. CST

Plenary: Transportation Equity Roundtable

4

Interesting topic; good speakers and good, specific information.

Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:59 p.m. CDT

NACTO Urban Street Design Guide Training

4

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