OTREC Research in the News

Vermillion sidewalks undergo facelift to become bike-friendly (The Volante, September 30, 2014)

Electric Bikes Grow In Popularity (Oregon Public Broadcasting, August 27, 2014)

If an electric bike is ever going to hit it big in the U.S., it’s this one (CityLab, July 29, 2014)

Confused about electric bikes? This chart will clear the air (Portland Business Journal, July 17, 2014)

Infographic expands on local e-bike research, but the biggest puzzle remains (BikePortland, July 17, 2014)

Validation? (Portland Transport, July 6, 2014)

Just a tram for reducing traffic (Radiotelevisione Italiana, July 4, 2014)

University of Utah study: TRAX reduces car traffic (The Salt Lake Tribune, July 3, 2014)

Light rail significantly reduces traffic, study shows (The Oregonian, July 3, 2014)

Oregon Study Finds 94 Percent of Cyclists Stop at Red Lights (Streetsblog, June 30, 2014)

Salt Lake Light Rail System Reduces Vehicle Traffic On Parallel Roadways (Planetizen, June 26, 2014)

The more bicyclists, the safer they are, researchers say (Colorado Public Radio, June 25, 2014)

Portland must do its homework on how to fairly spread the street maintenance burden (The Oregonian, June 23, 2014)

What 5 Cities, 17K Cyclists, and 20K Cars Tell Us About Protected Bike Lanes (Next City, June 12, 2014)

The Case For Protected Bike Lanes (Fast Company, June 11, 2014)

How cyclists on Telegraph mean business (East Bay Express, June 11, 2014)

Crossing the road is more dangerous for African Americans: New study (Daily Mail, June 7, 2014)

Study Evaluates Protected Bike Lanes in the United States (Planetizen, June 6, 2014)

Chicago Bike Lanes: Loved by Cyclists, Feared by Drivers and Pedestrians (Chicago Magazine, June 6, 2014)

US Bike Ridership Surges With Protected Bike Lanes, Study Finds (CleanTechnica, June 6, 2014)

Study Suggests It’s More Dangerous For Black Pedestrians To Cross The Street (Huffington Post, June 6, 2014)

Study: protected bike lanes really do increase biking (Vox, June 5, 2014)

“Protected bike lanes safer, better,” says science. (Grist, June 4, 2014)

If you build it, they will come: New study shows that bike lanes increase ridership (Treehugger, June 3, 2014)

Pro-bike group shares results of safety and traffic study on bike lanes (KMGH, June 3, 2014)

Study praises protected bike lanes in Chicago, other cities (RedEye Chicago, June 3, 2014)

Study: How Chicago’s Protected Bike Lanes Compare (Chicago Sun-Times, June 2, 2014)

Study Finds People Feel Safer With ‘Protected Lanes’ for Bikes (Time, June 2, 2014)

Study: Biking on L Street NW Jumps by 65 Percent After Cycletrack Installation (Washington City Paper, June 2, 2014)

Protected bike lanes aren’t just safer; they can also increase cycling (CityLab, June 2, 2014)

Groundbreaking new study gives big thumbs-up to U.S. Protected Bike Lanes (Bike Portland, June 2, 2014)

Protected bicycle lanes’ safety, livability benefits worth cost of removing car lanes (The Oregonian, June 2, 2014)

Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks? (CityLab, The Atlantic, May 28, 2014)

Traffic violence in the Pacific Northwest is racially biased (Seattle Bike Blog, May 23, 2014)

Study finds racial bias in driver reactions to pedestrians at Portland crosswalks. (NBC News, May 22, 2014)

Portland drivers ‘clearly’ show racial bias at crosswalks, PSU study says (poll) (Oregonlive.com, May 21, 2014)

PSU study: Are Portland drivers racist? (KGW, May 20, 2014)

CCSU examines collaborations between university and city (The Bristol Press, May 12, 2014)

Strava, Popular With Cyclists and Runners, Wants to Sell Its Data to Urban Planners (The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2014)

ODOT embarks on “big data” project with purchase of Strava dataset (Bike Portland, May 1, 2014)

Kaiser plugs into e-bike research (Portland Tribune, May 1, 2014)

Alternative commuters find creative ways to travel (KGW, April 25, 2014)

Portland slides down ‘smart growth’ list (Portland Tribune, April 15, 2014)

Barbur Boulevard construction will be a real-life test for road diet (Bike Portland, March 24, 2014)

How do we get more women cycling? (Pacific Standard, March 17, 2014)

More Americans ride mass transit, but not Oregonians (Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 10, 2014)

Gentrification: A complicated question of race and class (The Oregonian, March 9, 2014)

The next generation of infrastructure (Next City, Jan. 20, 2014; subscription required)

Does driving drop when cycling spikes? (Phys.org, Jan. 9, 2014)

Safety measure was planned for crosswalk where woman died (KATU, Dec. 18, 2013)

How bike-friendliness translates to business (KBOO-FM, Dec. 4, 2013)

Study shows state’s drivers among best at stretching every gallon (The Oregonian, Oct. 9, 2013)

Is the new Multnomah Street working? Research could resonate nationally (Bike Portland, Oct. 7, 2013)

PSU transportation grant includes green provisions (Sustainable Business Oregon, Sept. 26, 2013)

With $2.8 million grant, PSU now a national center for livable communities (Bike Portland, Sept. 26, 2013)

PSU awarded $2.83 million transportation study grant (Portland Tribune, Sept. 24, 2013)

Car exhaust proves unseen road hazard (Portland Tribune, Sept. 19, 2013)

Driving drops, but Portland gridlock among the tops (The Oregonian, Sept. 15, 2013)

3, 2, 1 ... Stop walking (Portland Tribune, Aug. 1, 2013)

OTREC director talks bike economics on KEX radio (KEX 1190 AM, July 21, 2013)

94 percent of bike riders wait at red lights, study finds (Bike Portland, June 25, 2013)

Developers capitalize on the rise of cycling’s popularity (Puget Sound Business Journal, June 21, 2013)

UO students launch a sustainable transit revolution (Eugene Weekly, June 13, 2013)

The Changing Face of Homelessness (Oregon State Bar Bulletin, June 2013)

Are e-bikes the next transportation evolution? (KOIN-TV, June 5, 2013)

PSU researchers delve into the usefulness of e-bikes (Sustainable Business Oregon, June 4, 2013)

Biking can be cool ... unless you’re a teen girl (Treehugger, May 29, 2013)

For girls on bikes, new research shows a turning point: age 14 (Bike Portland, May 27, 2013)

Oregon’s bridges in better shape than most—but that’s not saying much (The Oregonian, May 24)

Students go into the consulting business for cities (The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 20, 2013)

This year’s city traffic project: Improve three high-crash corridors (KATU, May 14, 2013)

The Many Merits of Cycling Infrastructure (Cincinnati CityBeat, May 2, 2013)

The Flashing Yellow Turn Signal: Good for Drivers, Bad for Pedestrians (The Atlantic Cities, May 1, 2013)

Oregon traffic study: Widespread use of flashing yellow arrows poses risk to pedestrians (The Oregonian, April 25, 2013)

Drive Oregon wants e-bikes to help riders on that dreaded last mile (Sustainable Business Oregon, April 15, 2013)

Vehicle Left Turns May Put Pedestrians at Risk (The Dalles Chronicle, April 13, 2013)

Pilot project will push potential of e-bikes as commute vehicles (Bike Portland, April 12, 2013)

Left turns are a pedestrian hazard, study finds (KQED Public Media, April 4, 2013)

Study: Too Many Drivers Fail to Look for Pedestrians When Turning Left (StreetsBlog Capitol Hill, April 4, 2013)

The Latest Bleak Evidence That Crossing the Street is Hazardous to Your Health (The Atlantic Cities, April 3, 2013)

Pedestrians at Serious Risk When Drivers Are ‘Permitted’ to Turn Left (Science Daily, April 2, 2013)

E-bikes: Hill-flattening roadsters coming into their own (Outdoors NW, March 19, 2013)

PSU study equates bike commuting, happiness (The Oregonian, Feb. 4, 2013)

Bike commuters are happiest (and other PSU research tidbits) (BikePortland, Jan. 30, 2013)

Bikers, walkers boost business (Portland Vanguard, Jan. 10, 2013)

TriMet board member demands action in light of investigation by The Oregonian (The Oregonian, Jan. 10, 2013)

Bicyclists, pedestrians and TriMet riders outspend drivers at small businesses: Portland State study (The Oregonian, Dec. 14, 2012)

Bike lanes may benefit small businesses (NBC News, Dec. 7, 2012)

Cyclists, pedestrians and bus riders outspend drivers at restaurants and bars (Seattle Weekly, Dec. 5, 2012)

Cyclists and pedestrians can end up spending more each month than drivers (The Atlantic Cities, Dec. 5, 2012)

Bike facilities are safe and desirable (Planning magazine, December 2012, login required)

Portland commuters are driving more, taking transit less (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 14, 2012)

E-bikes’ “peddle” power (Portland Vanguard, Nov. 13, 2012)

City gives bike safety a green light (Portland Tribune, Oct. 25, 2012)

Bike research in Portland arms transportation planners with real data (Sustainable Business Oregon, Oct. 24, 2012)

What’s the best way to figure out what bike riders really want? (The Atlantic Cities, Oct. 24, 2012)

UO’s sustainable cities program nets award, spurs replication (Sustainable Business Oregon, Oct. 19, 2012)

Shifting Gears (Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 19, 2012)

PSU research will focus on potential perception of e-bikes (BikePortland, Oct. 8, 2012)

Biking + Walking = More Money Spent at Local Businesses (Triple Pundit, Oct. 8, 2012)

Do cyclists make better customers? (Portland Mercury, Sept. 21, 2012)

PSU research makes connection between bike-friendly and bottom line (BikePortland, Sept. 20, 2012)

In Portland, Ore., bikes rule the road (USA Today, Sept. 10, 2012)

KersTech, OIT team on electric vehicle drive technology (Sustainable Business Oregon, Aug. 8, 2012)

PSU research delves deeper into ‘four types of cyclists’ (BikePortland.org, July 18, 2012)

Drinking and bicycling: the economic perspective (Taking the Lane, July 6, 2012)

Study shows biking customers spend more (BikePortland.org, July 6, 2012)

Drive Oregon hands out first round of EV grants (Sustainable Business Oregon, June 11, 2012)

10 green ideas that will change the world (Oregon Business Magazine, June 2012)

UO students offer Springfield real-world planning solutions (Eugene Register-Guard, May 30, 2012)

College students give sustainable design tips to Springfield (Daily Journal of Commerce, Feb. 15, 2012)

Getaround Brings Car-Sharing to Oregon with Federal Grant (Forbes, Dec. 13, 2011)

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company Getaround ready to launch in Portland with $1.7 million grant (The Oregonian, Dec. 13, 2011)

Peer-to-peer car sharing starts in Portland; Seattle next? (TechFlash, Dec. 13, 2011)

Getaround brings car sharing service to Portland (Sustainable Business Oregon, Dec. 13, 2011)

Why universities need celebrating from the (city) rooftops (Forbes, Dec. 10, 2011)

Grants help keep Basin economy alive (Klamath Falls Herald and News, Dec. 5, 2011)

Portland area’s traffic crashes cost $2.74 billion a year (The Oregonian, Nov. 11, 2011)

A look inside Oregon State’s bicyling simulator laboratory (BikePortland.org, Oct. 19, 2011)

Portland bridges likely to fail in major earthquake (Daily Journal of Commerce, Sept. 21, 2011)

Students’ ideas begin taking hold (Salem Statesman Journal, Sept. 18, 2011)

Oregon scores more federal EV cash (Sustainable Business Oregon, Sept. 15, 2011)

Oregon’s curve riders (The Oregonian, Sept. 10, 2011)

Without MAX: parking lots and waiting (Portland Tribune, Sept. 1, 2011)

Portland Plans for Transit All Powered by Electricity (New York Times, Aug. 28, 2011)

Electric cars get a charge out of Portland street (ABC News, Aug. 17, 2011)

Experts say an earthquake surely will devastate the Northwest (Oregonlive.com, June 24, 2011)

Researchers look into connection between bicycling and consumer behavior (BikePortland.org, June 14, 2011)

Women who ride bikes ... (Oregonlive.com, June 11, 2011)

Electric car fast-chargers coming to I-5 in Ore. (Businessweek, Associated Press, June 1, 2011)

National conference brings bikers, motorists together (The Tyee, May 26, 2011)

Outreach and parking key to successful bike-lane culture, says expert (The Province, May 26, 2011, link retired)

Students chart a new path for Salem (Salem Statesman Journal, May 10, 2011)

Research shows biking, walking can thrive in suburbia (BikePortland.org, April 26, 2011)

Portland State University researchers win award for traffic bottlenecks study; traffic geeks rejoice (Oregonlive.com, April 8, 2011)

Experts: Portland bridges vulnerable to major earthquake (KGW, March 15, 2011)

‘Get Motivated’ event in Portland turned I-84 into parking lot, traffic data shows (Oregonlive.com, March 14, 2011)

Portland State study says cycle track on SW Broadway is working - in most ways Oregonian, Feb. 25, 2011

PSU report: Cycle track, buffered bike lanes working well, but could be improved (BikePortland.org, Feb. 24, 2011)

Biggest TRB meeting ever highlights visionary bicycle research (DC StreetsBlog, Jan.31, 2011)

Portlanders in D.C. for major transportation research conference (BikePortland.org, Jan. 25, 2011)

Highway expansion can do more harm than good (Daily Journal of Commerce, Jan. 24, 2011)

Research could fix material’s image problem (Daily Journal of Commerce, Jan. 20, 2011)

Graduate students nurture Salem’s sustainable future (Salem Business Journal, January 2011)

OSU using scanners to watch for landslides (Daily Journal of Commerce, Dec. 22, 2010)

UO’s Sustainable Cities Initiative lands national award (Sustainable Business Oregon, Dec. 10, 2010)

OSU tests the limits of Oregon bridges (Daily Journal of Commerce, Nov. 19, 2010)

Minneapolis disaster spawns new concepts in bridge research, testing (Structrual Engineering & Design, Nov. 18, 2010)

OSU tests bridge strength (Corvallis Gazette-Times, Nov. 17, 2010)

The quest for Oregon’s next top (transportation) modeler (BikePortland.org, Nov. 12, 2010)

Transportation initiative joins universities, agencies in Oregon (Daily Journal of Commerce, Nov. 12, 2010)

Cyclists can breathe easy in Broadway’s bike lane (Portland Vanguard, Nov. 9, 2010)

Separating cyclists from air pollution (StreetsBlog.net, Oct. 29, 2010)

Study: Cycle tracks mean better air quality for bikers, walkers (BikePortland.org, Oct. 28, 2010)

Alternative Transportation and PSU Research (Video) (Green Science Oregon, Oct. 23, 2010)

What’s a bike box? (CJAD-800 AM, Oct. 14, 2010)

Electric vehicles the guinea pigs for mileage fee (Daily Journal of Commerce, Oct. 14, 2010)

Multifamily Housing Should Connect Residents to Shopping (Newswise, Oct. 12, 2010)

Rebuilding Oregon Through a University (Huffington Post, Sept. 29, 2010)

Portland plans to add bike boxes at 11 locations (KOIN, Sept. 28, 2010)

Anonymous donor helps replace PSU wildlife cams (KGW, Sept. 27, 2010)

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Unique wildlife cams stolen outside Wilsonville (KGW, Sept. 18, 2010)

Study concludes bike boxes improve safety; Portland plans 11 more (Oregonlive.com, Sept. 15, 2010)

PSU evaluation finds that bike boxes work (BikePortland.org, Sept. 14, 2010)

In Oregon, students seek key to a sustainable city (New York Times, Aug. 23, 2010)

PGE opens North America’s first electric vehicle quick-charge station (Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Aug. 9, 2010)

The next China: China’s labor market (The Economist, July 29, 2010)

The best path to economic recovery (Populations with Jim Winkle, July 2010)

PSU student researches effect of road construction on wildlife in Wilsonville (The Oregonian, July 5, 2010)

Are Portland’s bike boxes working? (Oregonlive.com, Jan. 26, 2010)

How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road (Scientific American, October 2009)

Watch Out for the Right Hook! (Go!, October 2009)

U.S. plucks PSU prof for transportation agency post (Oregonian, August 5, 2009)

Cutting edge research, nationally recognized professors (Daily Vanguard, May 26, 2009)

Car-Free in America? (New York Times, May 12, 2009)

OSU Researchers Test New Wavemaker To Learn About Tsunami And Hurricane Damage (Oregon Public Broadcasting, April 29, 2009)

Running on Empty (Harvard Political Review, March 6, 2009)

Structural Engineer: This Is My Job (Popular Science, March 2009)

Suburban Housing Saga (The Washington Diplomat, June 2008)

Realtors peddle real estate to bike-happy clients (USA Today, August 29, 2008)

Bike lanes work, PSU professor says (Portland Tribune, October 16, 2008)

UO Students’ Franklin Corridor Project (Oregon Daily Emerald, Eugene, February 8, 2007)

Portland Bicycle Study (Portland Tribune July 13, 2007)

Secret Habits of Timid Bicyclists Studied (Oregonian, July 15, 2007, link retired)

Role Of ‘Gusset Plates’ In Bridge Collapse Considered (Oregon Public Broadcasting, August 9, 2007)

Steering Toward Safer Streets for Cycling (Oregonian, November 19, 2007, link retired)