My research interests include urban transportation, the interaction between cities and new technologies (such as shared bike and scooters), and how infrastructure for biking, walking, and transit are distributed across space. I pursue these topics through a range of methods, including the use of GIS, satellite imagery, and on-the-ground observations.
Intro to Urban Data Analytics (Lead Instructor)
Intro to Transportation Planning (Lead Instructor)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
Teaching Effectiveness Award
Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study
Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship
BEAR GradS Fellowship
Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
Berkeley - Uppsala University Research Fellowship
Moran, M.E. 2022. “Treating COVID with Bike Lanes: Design, Spatial, and Network Analysis of ‘Pop-Up’ Bike Lanes in Paris.” Transport Findings, April. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.33765
Moran, M.E. 2022. “Where the Crosswalk Ends: Mapping Crosswalk Coverage via Satellite Imagery in San Francisco.” Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/23998083221081530
Moran, M.E. 2021. “Are Shelters in Place? Mapping the Distribution of Transit Amenities via a Bus-Stop Census of San Francisco.” Journal of Public Transportation, 24(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubtr.2022.100023
Moran, M.E. 2021. “Drawing the Map: The Creation and Regulation of Geographic Constraints on Shared Bikes and e-Scooters in San Francisco, CA” Journal of Transport and Land Use, 14(1), 197-218. https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.2021.1816
Moran, M.E. 2020. “What’s Your Angle? Analyzing Angled Parking using Satellite Imagery to Aid Bike-Network Expansion” Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, September. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399808320954205
Moran, M.E. 2020. “Eyes on the Bike Lane: Crowdsourced Traffic Violations and Bicycle Infrastructure in San Francisco, CA.” Transport Findings, April. https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.12651
Moran, M.E., B. Laa, and G. Emberger. 2020. “Six Scooter Operators, Six Maps: Spatial Coverage and Regulation of Micromobility in Vienna, Austria.” Case Studies on Transport Policy, March. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2020.03.001
Chatman, D.G., and M.E. Moran. 2019. “Autonomous Vehicles in the United States: Understanding Why and How Cities and Regions Are Responding.” University of California Institute of Transportation Studies. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/29n5w2jk.
Treating COVID with Bike Lanes: Design, Spatial, and Network Analysis of ‘Pop-Up’ Bike Lanes in Paris
Many cities responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by erecting new bike lanes (Kraus and Koch 2021), but there has been little scrutiny of where these lanes are being installed, how they relate to pre-COVID networks, what street uses they replaced, and their design characteristics (such as their level of physical protection and bi-directionality).