We’re not content just to use what we know to plan and design great projects—we’re determined to expand what we know, and share it with others. We’ve conducted nationally renowned research projects that keep us at the forefront of the bicycle, pedestrian, and recreation fields. And, in turn, we share our knowledge through on-call assistance to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private consultants.
Through the years we’ve been involved in research on topics as varied as rails-with-trails, shared lane markings, blue bike lanes, and integrating pedestrians and bikes with golf courses. We’ve also developed planning standards and guidelines at the local, state, and national level.
The world of recreation and alternative transportation is an exciting place to work. We’re helping shape the movement.Several of our published studies are available for download in our project resources area under the Research & Studies page. Go >>
Featured ProjectsOregon Bicycling Economic Study Update
The value of the bicycling-related industry to Portland’s economy has grown nearly 40 percent since 2008, and is now worth nearly $90 million.Learn More >
Rails-With-Trails: "Lessons Learned" Federal RWT Study
After a two-year development process, the study was submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2002 and has since been cleared and finalized.Learn More >Metro Non-SOV Mode Share Targets, Portland, Oregon
The RTP includes policies and projects to expand travel choices throughout the region, and encourage transit, walking, bicycling, and carpooling.Learn More >
TCRP Bicycle-Transit Integration
This involved a survey of transit providers and an analysis of information provided, along with case studies of specific transit-bicycle improvements.Learn More >Trails & Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management
This document highlights innovative techniques used to successfully integrate trails with golf courses throughout North America using a combination of case studies and a checklist of best practices for design and security concerns in implementation.Learn More >