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Torrey Lyons

Research Areas:
Advanced Vehicles; Analysis and Sustainability; Data Analytics; Mobility Systems and Analytics; Spatial Analysis


Dr. Torrey Lyons is a policy analyst at Idaho National Laboratory in its Energy Storage & Electric Transportation Department. He earned his doctorate in metropolitan planning, policy and design from the University of Utah, from which he also received a Master of Public Policy degree. He holds a bachelor's in environmental studies from the University of Vermont. In 2019, he was awarded a $118,226 from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, studying, in collaboration with University of Arizona, the use and safety of e-scooters. That same year he also received a $30,000 from the Utah Transit Authority for a study on the effect of transit-oriented development on traffic in a travel corridor. He holds professional affiliations with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the American Planning Association (APA), and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.​​


​Lyons, T., McDonald, N. (2022). Last Mile Strategies for Urban Freight Delivery: A Systematic Review. Transportation Research Record (in press)

Ewing, R., Lyons, T., Kiani, F., Siddiq, F., Choi, D., Hamidi, S., Sabouri, S., Baker, J., Barton, A. Growth Management Effectiveness: A Literature Review. Journal of Planning Literature (in press)

Lyons, T., Ewing, R. (2021). Does Transit Moderate Spatial Mismatch? The Effects of Transit and Compactness on Regional Economic Outcomes. Cities, 113, 103160.

Park, K., Rigolon, A., Choi, D., Lyons, T., Brewer, S. Transit to Parks: An environmental justice study of transit access to large parks in the U.S. West. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 127005.

Lyons, T., & Choi, D. A. (2021). Transit Economic Equity Index: Developing a Comprehensive Measure of Transit Service Equity. Transportation Research Record, 2675 Issue 3, 288-300.

Lyons, T., Choi, D., Park, K., Ameli, H. (2020). Safety and nonoptimal usage of a protected bicycle intersection: A before-and-after case study in Salt Lake City, UT. Sustainability, 12, 9195.

Park, K., Sabouri, S., Lyons, T., Tian, G., Ewing, R. (2019). Intrazonal or interzonal? Improving intrazonal travel forecast in a four-step travel demand model. Transportation, 1-22.

Ewing, R., Tian, G., Lyons, T. (2018) Does compact development increase or reduce traffic congestion? Cities, 72 Part A, 94-101.

Ewing, R., Tian, G., Lyons, T., Terzano, K. (2017). Trip and parking generation at transit-oriented developments: Five US case studies. Landscape and Urban Planning, 160, 69-78.​

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