College

College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Department

Experience Industry Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Date

3-2019

Advisor(s)

Brian Greenwood

Abstract/Summary

As cities grow and the transportation needs of their population change, urban design has become increasingly crucial to a city’s ability to flourish. This shift in the transportation needs of citizens is showing a movement towards bicycling as a form of everyday transportation. One of the cities on the forefront of designing for this transition is Portland, Oregon. The purpose of this study was to examine Portland, Oregon from the perspective of bicycle-friendly urban design. The researcher designed a case study guide to assess the city’s strategies, and the results demonstrated that Portland was able to increase cycling among their residents through a combination of both traditional and pioneered design strategies. It is recommended that Portland continue to expand their efforts in bicycle-friendly urban design.

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