Intelligent Transportation Systems


Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory


Welcome to the ITS Lab web site at Portland State University. We've released our Annual Report for 2011-12. Read the report here.


Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory's Featured Project:

Lessons from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities

In the North American context, there is limited research on protected cycling facilities, such as cycle tracks, but preliminary evidence suggests that they can both improve the level of comfort of cyclists and potentially improve the number of people cycling. This project will add to the growing body of practical experience with a rigorous assessment of the safety, operations, economic impacts, user experience, and perceptions of new protected bikeways in six cities U.S. cities (Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C.). These cities were selected from forty-three applications to participate in Bikes Belong’s Green Lane project, which aims to assist cities in creating world-class cycling networks starting with cycle tracks and related facilities.The outcomes of this effort combined with recent work by the research team will establish a significant body of knowledge regarding protected bikeways filling critical research gaps and may also influence national guidance.

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