“Speaking of Bicycles” session at the California Bicycle Summit
Wow, you should’ve seen Sierra, Devyn, Malia, Jordan, and Ciarra talking about bicycle research with participants at the California Bicycle Summit.
We met State Senate staffers as well as staff from bicycle coalitions all across the state (the California Bicycle Coalition, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition… the list goes on and on). We met pedestrian activists and Caltrans engineers. We met professors from UC Davis and from the University of San Diego.
It was amazing to see the USF team talking about what they’ve studied and answering questions from an audience of experts!
Then we stopped at In-n-Out on the way back.
An In-n-Out somewhere on Hwy 80.
Sunny bike ride in Golden Gate Park.
On Tuesday, we heard some great team presentations of evidence about the Panhandle area. Links to videos and slides below.
Teams are finding great stuff — very interesting and often very thorough observations.
Generally good work explaining your goals and methods.
Great use of a variety of kinds of evidence (numbers, photos…)
Very nice job generally with transitions,
Carl Kwan style! Slides were generally very good — we’ll talk more in the future about slide design best practices and pitfalls.
Weaknesses (biggest weak points had to do with delivery, not with content):
As I mentioned, conclusions were generally weak. Refer to this Canvas page for important advice about conclusions.
Confidence: you discovered something interesting — now stand up there and own it!
TEAM 1: Users of the Shared Path
TEAM 2: Bike Helmets
TEAM 3: Pedestrian Path Users
TEAM 4: Roadway Users
TEAM 5: Speeds on the Shared Path
Class slides from 9/19 (look here for homework for 9/26).
You have three main tasks to complete for Thursday: read, write, prepare.
Warning: these will take longer than just a few minutes, so plan ahead & don’t do everything at the last minute. Read
Read a selection on “Using Field Research” from (Alfano and O’Brien, 2014). Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments Write
Post to your blog a Write-Out for your 2-minute talk (see below).
Prepare: 2-minute topic proposal for S2, using the two points below as a guide:
“I’d like to find out more about…”
describe area or topic of interest “My plan for gathering information is…”
describe research methods
Use 1 or 2 slides, as appropriate.