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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Bicycle Lunch and Learn series


Portland Bureau of Transportation  Bicycle Lunch and Learn Series    

Third Thursday of Every Month (except December) , Noon to 1pm

City Hall,  1221 SW 4th Ave,  2nd Floor -Lovejoy Room

(bring your lunch!)

Click here for archive of past Bicycle Lunch and Learn sessions.

Up next:

Thursday, July 17th:

Bicyclist with facemask in trafficPollution Uptake Measurements for Bicyclists in Portland


We know that bicycling provides many health benefits.  However, some have wondered if riding near vehicle emissions reduces the beneficial effects.

This presentation will review the latest PSU research quantifying bicyclists' uptake of traffic-related air pollution using on-road measurements in Portland. The research team including Dr. James Pankow and Dr. Miguel Figliozzi has quantified exposure on different types of roadways, respiration responses to exertion level, and changes in blood concentrations after riding.   Implications for riders, planners, and policy-makers will be discussed.

Alex Bigazzi is a doctoral candidate in Transportation Engineering at Portland State University, whose dissertation is entitled "Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Impacts of the Urban Transportation System". 


[photo credit: Bill McNeal/Flickr (cropped)]

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For more information please e-mail Timo Forsberg (timo.forsberg[at]portlandoregon[dot]gov) or call 503-823-7699.