October 22, 2020

Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails – Western Illinois University News

Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails

October 12, 2020


MOLINE, IL – A collaborative research paper about Quad Cities bicycle trails by one Western Illinois University graduate student and one alumna, along with their professor, has been projected to “make a major contribution to the field,” with its findings related to diversity among those who use the trails.

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) graduate student Sadie Parker, of Redlands, CA, and RPTA alumna Haily Hinson, of Hohenwald, TN, are in the process of making edits to their paper, “Spatial Accessibility of Bicycle Routes in the Quad Cities: Impacts for Environmental Justice.” The two authors wrote the paper as part of their graduate studies with RPTA Professor Rob Porter and hope to have it published in an academic journal.

The students’ research used Geographic Information System (GIS) data to more closely examine

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