Kara Luckey was awarded "Best Poster" at the U.S. Department of Transportation Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellows Showcase held at the 93rd Annual Transportation Research Board meeting in D.C. Kara was invited to present in the showcase as part of her 2013-14 Eisenhower Fellowship, which supports top graduate students in transportation. Kara's poster, "Promoting socially-equitable transit and transit-oriented development: What are the key planning and policy levers?," provides an overview of her dissertation work, which is currently underway. This research focuses on identifying the ways in which cities and regions are maximizing the benefit of regional rail transit for low- and moderate-income families through planning and policies, and assessing the effectiveness of those interventions. Her work complements existing case studies by undertaking a systematic cross-case comparison of 20+ U.S. metropolitan areas. Kara's poster can be downloaded here.
Kara Luckey presents at TRB: "Understanding the level of integration of light rail into communities in the Denver region"
Kara Luckey presented work she co-authored with Dr. Marshall on measuring the 'level of integration' between transit stations and the fabric of the community at the 93rd Annual Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C in a session focused on "Light Rail: International and National Perspectives" sponsored by the Light Rail Transit Committee (APO75) The concept of 'Level of integration' accounts for three components: built environment factors, transit service characteristics, and accessibility to amenities. The work presented at TRB explores how different components of integration relate to four travel outcomes among station-area residents in Denver, Colorado. Kara and Dr. Marshall's paper can be downloaded here.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) hosted a Workshop entitled Factoring Bicycle and Pedestrian Data on Sunday, January 13. Krista Nordback spoke on the topic of estimating Annual Average Daily Bicyclists (AADB) and how long should bicyclists be counted in order to minimize error. The analysis resulted in specific recommendations:
- Install more than 5 permanent bicycle counters per factor group.
- Short-term counts:
Are best collected May through October in northern climates.
Optimal length is 7 days (24 hrs per day), but shorter counts can still be useful.
Her complete presentation may be downloaded below.
On Monday, January 14, Dr. Nordback presented on the topic of bicyclist safety at urban intersections and presented the first bicyclist safety performance function for a city in the United States. The analysis shows that individual bicyclist risk of collision with a motorist is substantially lower at intersections with more than 250 bicyclist per day (AADB) passing through the intersection in the study city, Boulder, Colorado. In other words, cyclists are safer in numbers. The presentation can be downloaded below.
Three ACT student researchers presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2011 Annual Conference - http://www.acsp.org/conferences/annual held in October in Salt Lake City.
Dan Piatkowski presented a component of his dissertation work in his presentation, “Evaluating Walking and Bicycling Interventions: An Overview of Longitudinal Research on the Effectiveness of Non-Motorized Transportation Promotion.”
Eric Stonebraker presented work he’s been conducting with Dr. Wes Marshall entitled, “The Impact of Street Configuration on the Prevalence of Major Roads and the Safety of Pedestrians and Cyclists.”
Kara Luckey also presented work she’s been developing alongside Dr. Wes Marshall in her talk entitled, “Assessing the Effects of Transit Access in Denver, Colorado.”
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