Presentations

 

2017 / 10 / 26.  Designing a Greenway Network for Greater Boston: A Revolution in Transportation, Health,and Livability, Guest Lecture, Northeastern University.

2017 / 09 / 21. Cycling Safety in the US: A Legacy of “Fake Truth” and the Challenge Ahead. Keynote presentation at 6th International Cycling Safety Conference, Davis, CA.

Video (6 minutes) and presentation, “Bike Lanes on Longwood Avenue.” Presented at the Longwood Medical Area Bike Summer, 2017 / 02 / 15.

Video (8 minutes): Systematic Safety, the Principles Behind Vision Zero. The videographer is Mark Wagenbuur of BicycleDutch.

2017 / 02 / 02. Transit Priority: Possibilities for Boston.  Policy briefing to Boston City Council’s committee on Parks, Recreation, and Transportation, Transportation.

2017 / 01 / 08. Presentation at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Workshop on Pedestrian Safety. Making Road Infrastructure Safe for Pedestrians: A Framework Based on Systematic Safety Principles.

2017 / 01 / 05. Policy briefing to Boston City Council’s committee on Parks, Recreation, and Transportation, Transportation.  A Systematic Safety Action Plan for Boston. The briefing also included the world premiere of the video Systematic Safety, the Principles Behind Vision Zero. 

2016 / 12 / 06, Policy briefing to Boston City Council’s committee on Parks, Recreation, and Transportation, Transportation. Pedestrian Friendly Traffic Signal Timing Policy Recommendations.

2016 / 11 / 15, Policy briefing to Boston City Council’s committee on Parks, Recreation, and Transportation, Transportation. A Low-Stress, Connected Bike Network for Boston

 

2016 / 09 / 11, Climate Ride. What if Our Cities Had a Connected, Low-Stress Bike Network?

 

2015 / 06 / 15.  Restoring Charlesgate Park:  A Surface Alternative for the Bowker Overpass. There is both a presentation (pdf) and an accompanying video (below) that explains how the Bowker Overpass could be demolished and replaced with surface roads, restoring Charlesgate Park, expanding the Esplanade, and connecting those two iconic parks, while carrying all the traffic now carried by the overpass.

 

2015 / 5 /18  The Dutch Vision Zero Program for Traffic Safety:  What Has it Meant There: How Could it Apply in Boston?  (pdf, corrected 6/5/2015). A description of the Dutch traffic safety program, “Sustainable Safety,” that has been in place since 1997, what it’s meant for the Netherlands, and what lessons it brings to Boston. Presented at Boston City Hall, hosted by Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca and the Vision Zero Boston Task Force.

2015 / 3 / 13  Self-Organizing Signals: A Better Framework for Transit Signal Priority. A lecture given to Portland State University’s transportation consortium TREC about a proposed method for controlling signals that doesn’t force organization on them, but rather makes them self-organizing and therefore better able to respond to transit priority interruptions.

2015 / 3 / 12  Transit Signal Priority: help or hype?.  A review of transit signal priority tactics and technology, with a view to providing real delay reduction to transit. Presentation given to Portland (Oregon) Bureau of Transportation.

2015/ 3 / 03 Multi-stage crossings: Estimating Pedestrian Delay, Better Signalization Design. A presentation by advisee Yue (Danny) Wang and Peter Furth describing a new tool for measuring pedestrian delay at multi-stage crossings and traffic signal methods for reducing pedestrian delay at multi-stage crossing.

2014 / 12/ 3. Safe Bikeway for Everybody at Gateway East (Brookline), Boston Cyclists Union. For presentation, click here. For pdf of the Cyclist Union’s suggested design, click here.

 

2014 / 10 / 23.  Restoring Charlesgate Park:  A Surface Alternative for the Bowker Overpass. Click here.

2014 / 01 / 25.  TEDx talk: Creating Successful Bicycling Networks in Boston. Click here.

2014 / 02 / 08. Low Traffic Stress Bicycling Networks (pptx). Presented at the New Jersey Walk / Bike Summit.

2012 / 09 /11. Bicycle Priority Lanes, Bike Lanes in Commercial Areas, and Queuing at Red Lights: Harmony (or not) between Desired Behavior, Design, and Actual Behavior. Presented at Pro Walk / Pro Bike, Long Beach, CA.