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COVID-19 Pandemic Summer Course

July 10, 2020

I had the opportunity to contribute to a team-taught summer course covering the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Offered online during the second five-week summer session, it includes more than 30 faculty and staff from 13 departments and six colleges – the most involved in teaching one course in recent university history.

Presenting at the Bike Walk Summit: Spotlight on Justice

September 1, 2019

Bike Walk Nebraska supported new research on bicycle and pedestrian safety. I had the opportunity to work with a law student on understanding societal standards for fault and punishment in fatal car-on-bike and car-on-pedestrian crashes. We look forward to presenting this work with the hopes that it leads to policy changes that increase safety for everyone. 

Special Issue: [Re]evaluating How We Value Transportation

May 1, 2019

After a lot of effort (and a lot of time), the special issue of Research in Transportation Business and Management "[Re]evaluating How We Value Transportation" is officially out! I was co-editor of the volume, alongside Wes Marshall and Chris McCahill. It's a fascinating topic and we were happy to accept 16 papers with a range of perspectives on the topic. 

Chancellor's Sustainability Commission

April 22, 2019

Excited to be selected for the Chancellor's Sustainability Commission where I'll be a member of the Research and Innovation team.

"Safe, efficient self-driving cars could block walkable, livable communities"

October 2, 2018

Here is my recent op-ed on autonomous cars published at The Conversation

Hot off the press! Our book is now officially published!

May 5, 2018

"Bicycling for Transportation: An Evidence-base for Communities" is now available. It was great to work with both Melissa and Dangaia on on this book, and I hope it's useful for some practitioners out there!

"To Save New Urbanism From #MAGA, it's Time to Get Political"

May 30. 2017

Planetizen published an op-ed I wrote on student responses to New Urbanism. As the editor's tagline says: "An opinion piece acknowledges the similarities between the nostalgia of New Urbanism and the "Make American Great Again" sentiment behind Trump's rise to power. New Urbanism has a chance, still, to change its path."

"A Stubborn Reliance on Facts: Research papers on topics ranging from climate change to transportation are presented at CNU 25, supporting evidence-based practice."

May 24, 2017

Kara Luckey and I coordinated the "New Urban Research" presented at CNU 2017 in Seattle last month and CNU's Public Square published our overview of the selected papers. 

Study reveals a 'Wild West' with rules of the biking road

March 10, 2017

Nebraska today interviewed me about my "scofflaw bicycling" research, and then we clamped a few cameras to my bicycle and rode around downtown Lincoln! 

Poster Award at ALR 2017!

February 28, 2017

My poster: "Promoting Bicycling in the Face of 'Bikelash' – Why Bicyclists Break the Law, and What it Means for Encouraging Active Transportation" received the CDC Excellence in Safety Research for Active Living Award at the Active Living Research Conference. It's really exciting to receive this award, and I can't say enough about what an exciting conference ALR has been!

Research on aggression toward bicyclists written-up at Greater Greater DC

February 2, 2017

Jenifer Madden at Greater Greater DC attended my session at TRB 2017 last month and wrote up a great piece about the work. The full paper has also just been accepted for publication in the Transportation Research Record.

ACSA article about recent book chapter

August 18, 2016

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has published an article about the recent book chapter on bicycling and social justice I co-authored with Karel Martens (lead), Kara Luckey, and Kevin Krizek.

Just Published! "Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all?"

July 29, 2016

Routledge just published "Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all?" in their Equity, Justice, and the Sustainable City Series. I contributed as a co-author to the chapter "Advancing Disucssion of Cycling Interventions Based on Social Justice" (with Karel Martens (lead author), Kara Luckey, and Kevin Krizek). Our chapter describes a framework for practitioners to identify if cycling intervetions can be justified based on social justice considerations. It was exciting to work with everyone, and great to see it in print! Click the "read more" button for ordering information. 

Weighing-in on redesigning Drayton and Whitaker Streets

May 18th, 2016

John Bennett wrote a great article about why Drayton and Whitaker Streets are in dire need of a redesign. He included some of my observations - hopefully the City will move forward on making these streets safer for all users.

NSF Sponsored Transportation Certificate Announced

March 30th, 2016

In the Fall of 2015 SSU was awarded funding for a "Targeted Infusion Project in Interdisciplinary Transportation Studies (TIP-ITS)," funded by a $399,548 grant from the National Science Foundation’s HBCU-UP program. The program will enable SSU to develop an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program to educate students in technical, logistical, policy, research and commerce-related issues of the transportation industry. I am very proud to have contributed to this proposal and the development of coursework in planning and GIS. 


Congratulations to PIs Dr. Suman Niranjan and Dean Jonathan Lambright, Ph.D!

"Fixing" vs. "Widening" a road

November 10th, 2015

I had the opportunity to provide a little context to the Georgia DOT's proposal to widen the road to Tybee Island to four lanes along the entire route. As you can probably guess, it would likely make conditions worse...

Planetizen blogged about my ACSP presentation

October 27th, 2015

I had a great time presenting some preliminary findings on scofflaw cycling and multimodal interactions at ACSP last week, and Jennifer Evans-Cowley wrote about it in her Planetizen blog - thanks, Jennifer!

Spoke at the July "Cycle Social" to members of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign

July 22, 2015

Last night I had the opportunity to talk to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. The talk, "The rules of the road are designed to be broken" covered some of my recent research into "Scofflaw Cycling" and included a very brief history of street design in the US. It was great to hear from the local cycling community (and thank you to the Bike Campaign for the pizza and beer!)

"Scofflaw Cycling" research featured on NPR's Science Friday!

July 3rd, 2015

NPR's Science Friday was on the road and visited Denver last week. While there they talked to Wes Marshall about our ongoing research into "Scofflaw Cycling" behavior. Click on the link below to listen to the full story! 

Blog post at the LSE American Politics and Policy Blog

June 23rd, 2015

Alejandro Henao published a blog post at the London School of Economics American Politics Blog about work that he led with Kara Luckey, Wes Marshall, Kevin Krizek and I on sustainable transportation investments and mode share in Boulder, CO. 

Presentation at Georgia Tech

April 9th, 2015

I was invited to speak at Georgia Tech's National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) Transportation Speaker Series. The event is sponsored by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

Elected to Savannah Bicycle Campaign Board!

March 30th, 2015

I am very excited to announce that I was elected to the Board of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. SBC does outstanding work in our community and I look forward to assisting with their mission.  

Urban Planning Conference at Savannah State University

March 25th, 2015

The 3rd annual Urban Planning Conference was held this week at Savannah State University. The conference theme was "Planning to Thrive; Collaboration, Adaptation, and Implementation." I was honored to preside over the opening plenary session and serve as a discussant in the closing plenary as well. 

Interviewed about "sidewalk cyclists" in Savannah

March 3rd, 2015

Connect Savannah asked me some questions about bicycling on sidewalks - why it's an issue and its implications for street design and traffic laws. This is one topic my co-authors and I hope to address in our "Scofflaw Biking" survey.

Keynote Speech at the Savannah Bicycle Campaign's Annual Awards Event

February 19th, 2015

The Savannah Bicycle Campaign does really amazing work on bicycle advocacy here in Savannah. This year I was honored to be asked to deliver the keynote speech at their annual awards event celebrating local volunteer efforts to promote cycling in Savannah.


My talk was titled: "If You Paint it, They Will Come: Savannah's Untapped Bicycling Potential." I discussed the incredible value of Savannah's dense, connected historic street network in supporting bicycle accessibility.  

Recent Publication Cited in Boulder Daily Camera

January 28th, 2015

I recently had a paper published in the Journal of Urban Planning and Development where we examined the impacts of "Bike to Work Day" and the Boulder Daily Camera interviewed me about it as part of their publicity surrounding "Winter Bike to Work Day"

The "Scofflaw Bicycling Survey" has been picked up by Washington Post's Wonkblog!

April 22, 2013

In her post "Let’s talk seriously about why cyclists break traffic laws" Emily Badger interviews Wes Marshall, one of the co-creators (including Aaron Johnson at CU Boulder and myself) and mentions our survey on scofflaw bicycling behavior. -If you had any doubt this was a hot-button issue, take a look at the 800+ comments...

Dissertation Research Featured in CityLab's "Future of Transportation" E-Book

January 22nd, 2015

In early 2014 I was interviewed about my dissertation research (see: "America's Cities Still Too Afraid to Make Driving Unappealing" below). And that article made it into the compendium of the best of CityLab's "Future of Transportation" series for 2014. 

Recent Publication Cited in Better Cities and Towns

December 23rd, 2014

Wes Marshall, Norman Garrick, and I published "Community Design, Street Networks, and Health" in the Journal of Transport and Health, and Robert Steuteville and Better Cities and Towns discusses some of the implications of the work.

Do We Look Fat in These Suburbs?

August 13th, 2014

The Atlantic takes a look at the "Community Design, Street Networks, and Health" Research

Why Sprawl May be Bad for Your Health

August 15th, 2014

Washington Post's Wonkblog interviews lead-author Wes Marshall on the "Community Design, Street Networks, and Health" paper that Norman Garrick and I assisted on as co-authors. 

Interview on Minneapolis Public Radio

April 4th, 2014

Minneapolis Public Radio invited me regarding my dissertation research (and findings specific to Minneapolis) on their segment "are streets too inviting to cars?"

Atlantic Cities interviewed me about: "Carrots and Sticks" and my dissertation findings

March 6th, 2014

Atlantic Cities interviewed me about my dissertation research: "Carrots vs. Sticks: Assessing intervention effectiveness and implementation challenges for non-motorized transportation" that I presented at the 2014 Transportation Research Board Conference..... scroll down to the comments section for a laugh... 

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