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Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (September 19 - 20, 2019 at Portland State University) This annual event in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to equitable practice and policy through breakout panels, Lightning Talks, student posters, skill-building workshops, and a keynote from urban data scientist Ben Wellington.

--Summit Day Pass (Sept 19): $250
------Nonprofit / Student Rate: $75
------Elected Official Rate: $95
--Workshop Half-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $95
--Workshop Full-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $190
Current members of our Community Partners get a $20 discount to the Summit Day. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu for a discount code. All sessions will be submitted for pre-approval to AICP, and are eligible for self-reporting to PDH for continuing education credits.

Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University, and supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).
Thursday, September 19 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Passing through Safely: Design Guidance for Protected Bike Lanes at Intersections

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Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes
Christopher Monsere, Portland State University
Separated bike lanes have become increasingly common around the United States as cities seek to attract the new riders, including the Interested but Concerned demographic of people who want to ride but limit their riding because they do not feel comfortable riding with motor vehicle traffic. Planners and engineers are still struggling with identifying contextually appropriate, safe, and comfortable designs for intersection locations, where bicyclist paths cross the paths of turning vehicles as well as cross-traffic. This presentation summarizes the recently completed NITC project "Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes" which employed a combination of user surveys and simulations to anticipate expected bicyclist and turning vehicle interactions and bicyclist comfort based on design type and volumes. Findings suggest that, of the design types tested, bicycle signals and protected intersections have the highest expected comfort. 

Safety and Nonoptimal Usage of a Protected Bicycle Intersection -- A before-and-after case study in Salt Lake City, UT 
Torrey Lyons, University of Utah
Growth in bicycle trips in the US has increased the demand for infrastructure that safely integrates this mode with motorized users at intersections. Protected bicycle intersections have been implemented across the US and Canada, and the safety of these intersections is just starting to be understood. We examine a protected intersection in Salt Lake City, UT using before and after video analysis. We find changes to nonoptimal behaviors and near collisions in response to the introduction of the intersection configuration.

Additional presentations to be announced.

This session is eligible for 1.5 hours of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Wendy Cawley

Traffic Safety Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland
Wendy Cawley, P.E. has worked for the City of Portland, Oregon since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been the Traffic Safety Engineer for the City’s High Crash Corridor/Vision Zero Program. Wendy works in the Traffic Design Section on a variety of projects ranging from small... Read More →

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Sarah Espinosa, P.E.

Project Manager, TriMet
Sarah Espinosa is a project manager for TriMet Engineering and Construction Division. She is a professional civil engineer with 16 plus years of experience on projects in the Portland Metro area. Her project background includes design and construction of private development and small... Read More →
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Christopher Monsere, PhD

Department Chair & Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
Dr. Christopher M. Monsere is Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the in the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State University. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the School of Urban Studies & Planning (USP). Monsere received... Read More →
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Torrey Lyons, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Torrey Lyons is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he is working under Dr. Noreen McDonald. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Smith Memorial Student Union at PSU 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201