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!)
Thursday, July 17th:
Pollution 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".
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For more information please e-mail Timo Forsberg (timo.forsberg[at]portlandoregon[dot]gov) or call 503-823-7699.