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1. Jannat, Mafruhatul. Planning of a secondary road network for low speed vehicles in small or medium-sized city.

Degree: MS, Civil Engineering, 2011, Oregon State University

In response to the growing environmental concern and higher operating cost of regular automobile, the concept of Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs) is becoming popular as a sustainable mode of transportation. Primarily designed for protected environments and gated communities, the use of these vehicles is gradually increasing on public roadways as a short-range alternative to fossil-fueled autos. LSVs have a maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour and these vehicles are not subject to the same federal requirements for occupant protection as regular passenger cars. This research investigated the safety standards and operating regulations pertaining to LSVs across the U.S. The finding of this study emphasizes the need for a LSV-friendly infrastructure in order to accommodate LSVs on the existing roadway system which is typically designed for larger and faster moving vehicles. However, development of a completely new LSV infrastructure and/or modification of the existing road network to accommodate LSVs would be very expensive, time consuming and in many cases, not feasible due to adjacent land use characteristics. Considering these issues, this research proposes a comprehensive planning methodology to develop a secondary low speed roadway network that can be applied to a small or medium-sized city with geographically compact activity spaces. The secondary roadway network would provide safe and efficient connectivity from residential neighborhoods to all major activity centers of the city by both human and non-human powered low speed vehicles, while minimally affecting the road safety and traffic operations of regular automobiles, or exposing the LSV operators to undue risk. Advisors/Committee Members: Hunter-Zaworski, Katharine M. (advisor), Bell, Christopher A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Low Speed Vehicle

…or Medium-Sized City by Mafruhatul Jannat A THESIS submitted to Oregon State University… …thesis will become part of the permanent collection of Oregon State University libraries. My… …Office at Oregon State University for their encouragement throughout this research. Finally, I… …State University with a city population of 55,370 [35]. Corvallis is the seventh… …Secondary Low Speed Network in the City of Corvallis The City of Corvallis is the home of Oregon… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Jannat, M. (2011). Planning of a secondary road network for low speed vehicles in small or medium-sized city. (Masters Thesis). Oregon State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21818

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jannat, Mafruhatul. “Planning of a secondary road network for low speed vehicles in small or medium-sized city.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Oregon State University. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21818.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jannat, Mafruhatul. “Planning of a secondary road network for low speed vehicles in small or medium-sized city.” 2011. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Jannat M. Planning of a secondary road network for low speed vehicles in small or medium-sized city. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Oregon State University; 2011. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21818.

Council of Science Editors:

Jannat M. Planning of a secondary road network for low speed vehicles in small or medium-sized city. [Masters Thesis]. Oregon State University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21818

2. Mecham, Megan E. Optimal sensor placement for measuring operating speeds through curves on rural two-lane highways.

Degree: MS, Civil Engineering, 2012, Oregon State University

Operating speed is one of the best performance measures that can tell transportation agencies how well or how poorly the transportation system is functioning. Fluctuating operating speeds often mean there is a design flaw or something about the physical road design that violates drivers' expectations. A primary example of this is a horizontal curve on a highway that had a reduced recommended advisory speed. Traditionally, researchers and transportation agencies measure operating speeds along the approach tangent to a horizontal curve and at the midpoint of the curve. This thesis looks at the significance of alternate measuring locations within the curve. It also analyzes the difference between the 85th percentile maximum speed reduction and the more traditional measure of the reduction in 85th percentile speeds, which is used as an indicator of safety. Advisors/Committee Members: Dixon, Karen K. (advisor), Bell, Christopher A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Operating Speeds; Traffic speed  – Measurement

…referred to the ODOT report and Avelar’s Master of Science thesis from Oregon State University… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Mecham, M. E. (2012). Optimal sensor placement for measuring operating speeds through curves on rural two-lane highways. (Masters Thesis). Oregon State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30029

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mecham, Megan E. “Optimal sensor placement for measuring operating speeds through curves on rural two-lane highways.” 2012. Masters Thesis, Oregon State University. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30029.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mecham, Megan E. “Optimal sensor placement for measuring operating speeds through curves on rural two-lane highways.” 2012. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Mecham ME. Optimal sensor placement for measuring operating speeds through curves on rural two-lane highways. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Oregon State University; 2012. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30029.

Council of Science Editors:

Mecham ME. Optimal sensor placement for measuring operating speeds through curves on rural two-lane highways. [Masters Thesis]. Oregon State University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30029

3. Houghton, Tegan Marie. The evolution of practical safety audits in the United States.

Degree: MS, Civil Engineering, 2008, Oregon State University

This thesis evaluates pre-construction auditing procedures used in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in order to help create post-construction auditing procedures for the state of Oregon. It was funded as part of the development of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safety Investigation Manual, and also evaluates content issues for this document. The final product of this thesis is two worksheet packages on intersection sight distance and decision/dilemma zones that include discussion of the concepts, suggested worksheets for field investigations, and example problems to aid in user completion. Advisors/Committee Members: Dixon, Karen K. (advisor), Bell, Christopher A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Safety Audits; Roads  – Oregon  – Design and Construction  – Auditing

…THESIS submitted to Oregon State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the… …collection of Oregon State University libraries. My signature below authorizes release of my thesis… …University Honors College at Oregon State University, thank you for providing the Opportunity PLUS… …Safety Audits in the United States by Tegan Marie Houghton A THESIS submitted to Oregon State… …University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Houghton, T. M. (2008). The evolution of practical safety audits in the United States. (Masters Thesis). Oregon State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8480

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Houghton, Tegan Marie. “The evolution of practical safety audits in the United States.” 2008. Masters Thesis, Oregon State University. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8480.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Houghton, Tegan Marie. “The evolution of practical safety audits in the United States.” 2008. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Houghton TM. The evolution of practical safety audits in the United States. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Oregon State University; 2008. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8480.

Council of Science Editors:

Houghton TM. The evolution of practical safety audits in the United States. [Masters Thesis]. Oregon State University; 2008. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8480

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