Associate Professor of Integrated Land Use and Transportation Planning at
OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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...