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Transportation and Communities 2018: Academy Edition ● September 13 - 14, 2018 at Portland State University
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting. Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

⇨CLICK HERE TO REGISTER⇦ This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops. Questions? Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.  Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.
  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate / elected government officials rate): $50
Thursday, September 13 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Signal Timing Strategies: What, When, Where, Why, and How?

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With the increased interest in walking and cycling due to the many benefits they provide, many cities are interested in better accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians at signalized intersections. However, traditional traffic signal timing objectives at signalized intersections have prioritized motor vehicles over nonmotorized users often leading to unnecessary delays. While signal timing strategies for bicyclists and pedestrians exist, they are not often used widely. The objective of this proposed half-day workshop is to provide attendees with a toolbox of bicycle and pedestrian focused signal timing strategies, expected safety and efficiency impacts of these strategies on all users, and methods to identify a suitable strategy to fit operational objectives. This workshop will also cover real life examples of situations where each strategy was implemented and how that determination to implement the particular strategy was made along with outcomes.

THE RESEARCH
Learn more about the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) research that informed this workshop.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Gain knowledge of a toolbox of bicycle and pedestrian focused signal timing strategies
  • Explain the safety and efficiency impacts of each strategy
  • Select a strategy based on operational objectives
  • Implement the strategy using state-of-the-practice signal controller

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3.5 hours of professional development credit through AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Koonce

Peter Koonce

Division Manager Signals and Street Lights, City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation
Peter Koonce, P.E., is a native of Portland, Oregon and a traffic signal engineer that is focused on innovative treatments that improve the safety of multimodal travel. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation... Read More →
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Sirisha Kothuri

Research Associate, Portland State University
Sirisha Kothuri, PhD, is a research associate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. Her primary research interests are in the areas of multimodal traffic operations, bicycle and pedestrian counting, and creation and management of transportation... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

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