Frank Proulx, PhD

Researcher

Frank Proulx, PhD, is a researcher in Toole Design’s Portland office. He is a national expert in bicyclist and pedestrian counting methods and technologies, and enjoys solving tricky geospatial and math problems. Frank’s research interests are broadly in traffic safety analysis, with a focus on developing improved methods for estimating bicyclist and pedestrian exposure. Prior to joining our stable of researchers, Frank consulted on transportation projects across the country, and spent four years at the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC) while he was in graduate school. In his dissertation, Frank developed a method to predict bicycle traffic volumes across a network by fusing together multiple datasets, including regional travel demand models, counts,  crowdsourced activity data, and bikeshare usage data.

Outside of work, Frank enjoys cooking (and eating), exploring the outdoors by foot or bicycle, and spending time with his wife.

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