Toole Design at TRB 2017

Sunday, January 8
9:00am – 12:00pm
How to Reverse the Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities: Identifying Problems and Solutions
Workshop 139, presentation # P17-21827
What is “Driver Yielding Culture” and Can Communities Grow it to Improve Pedestrian Safety?
Director of research, Dr. Rebecca Sanders from our Portland, Ore. office, presents critical insights from research into driver behavior with Robert Schneider (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) and Tara Goddard (Portland State University).
Monday, January 9
1:30pm – 3:15pm
Transportation Issues and Solutions in Major Cities
Session 351, presentation # 17-06409
Ballpark Method for Estimating Pedestrian and Bicycle Exposure in Seattle: Potential Option for Resource-constrained Cities in an Age of Big Data
Dr. Rebecca Sanders, from TDG’s Portland, Ore. office is on hand to discuss a practical tool for estimating pedestrian and bicyclist exposure developed in Seattle with the assistance of fellow TDG’ers Alexandra Frackelton,  Michael Hintze, and Spencer Gardner as well as Robert Schneider from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Tuesday, January 10
8:00am – 9:45am
Putting the Transportation and Health Tool to Work
Session 515
Sean Co presides over a session to help attendees learn about applications of the Transportation and Health Tool (developed by USDOT and the CDC), and how it can help to bring public health into transportation decisions.
10:15am – 12:00pm
Vulnerable Road Users: Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes
Session 590, presentation # 17-06840
This poster session features Dr. Rebecca Sanders presenting additional information from TDG’s crash analysis work in Seattle. Rebecca led a team comprising Libby Thomas and Bo Lan from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and TDG colleagues Alexandra Frackelton, Michael Hintze and Spencer Gardner.
6:00pm to late
NITC Trivia
RFD 810 7th St. NW Washington DC
See the smartest TDG brains really stretched at the annual [ever so slightly competitive] transportation trivia night at a nearby local hostelry.
Wednesday, January 11
10:15am – 12:00pm
Bikeshare Experiences from Around the World
Session 851, presentation # 17-05506
Sean Co from TDG’s Berkeley, Calif. office is available to discuss lessons learned for locating bikeshare systems in suburban areas by fellow TDG’ers Adrian Witte, Erin Machell, Lisa Enns and Belinda Judelman.
10:15am – 12:00pm
Coasting to Make Strides in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Session 849, presentation # 17-06635
Predicting the Future: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analyses in Seattle, Washington
Dr. Rebecca Sanders teases more “practice ready” lessons from TDG’s groundbreaking crash analysis work in Seattle to help predict the future. Rebecca led a team comprising Libby Thomas and Bo Lan from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and TDG colleagues Alexandra Frackelton, Michael Hintze and Spencer Gardner.
10:15am – 12:00pm
Pedestrian Research Subcommittee
Join Joe Fish, from TDG’s Denver office, as he presides over the group that shapes the research agenda for TRB’s Standing Committee on Pedestrians.
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Feet First Caucus
Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 12 (M2)
This annual reception brings together all the active transportation attendees at TRB, including TDG staff, for some social time and a chance to reflect on the continuing growth in interest in this topic throughout the conference. There might just be more socializing after the official end of proceedings.
Stay Connected with TDG at TRB 2017
Track our event hashtag #TDGTRB
Sean Co  @seanaco
Rebecca Sanders, PhD @rebeccalsanders
Bill Schultheiss, P.E. @schlthss
Joe Fish @jfplanner
Follow @tooledesign
Other Places You Might Meet TDG at TRB-related activities…
Saturday January 7
8:30am – 8:00pm
TransportationCamp DC
Founders Hall, George Mason University, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 22201
Several TDG staff are also looking forward to participating in this unconference covering all manner of transportation topics which now precedes TRB every year…does that make it an uninstitution yet? See what creative thinkers like @meganerdruns @eliglazier and @mehernandez81 are doing, along with their untwitter colleagues Wendy Phelps and Kyle Lukacs.
Monday January 9
Jim Elliott is among the TDG staff you may see at FHWA’s Research Drop-in event between 1pm and 3pm in Conference Room 306 at the Convention Center.
RJ Eldridge and Mauricio Hernandez will be working the rooms Monday afternoon. The TCRP Synthesis Topic SB 27 – Bikeshare and Transit Integration panel meets with the consultant team working on this project Monday @ 2 pm. Marriott Marquis (Penn Room).
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