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University of Colorado Researchers to Present at International Conferences

Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Nick Ferenchak, Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Denver will present "Redefining the child pedestrian safety paradigm: identifying high fatality concentrations in urban areas" at the International Walk 21 Conference in Calgary, Alberta Sept. 19-22. The research was part of MPC project 515 and was recently published in Injury Prevention. Coauthor was Wesley Marshal, MPC faculty at the University of Colorado. The International Walk 21 Conference will draw academia, citizens, policy-makers, urban planners, healthcare professionals, and local leaders who are invested in fostering healthy and vibrant communities. International delegates will experience Calgary's emerging walkability, discuss how walking transforms rapidly growing cities, and be exposed to new ideas about how walking can connect people and communities.

Wesley Marshall will present, "Scofflaw bicycling: Illegal but rational" at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research in Brisbane, Australia July 3-6. The paper examines rule-breaking bicyclists and the factors associated with such behaviors. Coauthors of the paper were Daniel Piatkowski at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Aaron Johnson at the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, based on MPC project 455, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Transport and Land Use. The symposium will bring together academics and practitioners working at the intersection of transportation planning, engineering, economics and policy. The conference is aimed at developing a better understanding of the dynamic interaction between land use and transport, with strong interest in how the built environment can contribute to more sustainable transport in a rapidly changing world.

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