Author Archives: Nathan

Envisioning Sustainability in place of Suburban Strip Development

In May 2010, my Foothill Planning colleagues and I presented the Oak Grove Neighborhood Plan to the Oak Grove community.  Over 80 citizens who are interested in the future of the area showed up to hear our ideas for how … Continue reading

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Working toward a “Bikeability Score”

I recently presented my work on developing a method to assess the bikeability of a neighborhood at Portland State University’s Transportation Seminar Series.  You can watch the presentation here (note that the audio comes in around 4:30 into the presentation), … Continue reading

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Bike Box Report

PSU’s report on Portland’s green bike boxes, on which I was a co-author, has been released (in draft form): http://www.ibpi.usp.pdx.edu/bikebox.php. Among other things, the report finds that incidences of conflict between cyclists and motorists decreased with the bike boxes, while … Continue reading

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Welcome

I am an urban planner based in Portland, OR. I work to make sustainable transportation an attractive and viable option in neighborhoods and cities. My primary areas of interest are in bicycle and pedestrian planning, transit-oriented development and neighborhood vitality … Continue reading

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