New Technologies and Bicycle Safety

The main object of the research object is to assess the travel behavior of the bicycle users, like travel speeds, use of bicycle route, stopping behavior at intersections and others. This project also aims to point out the characteristics of the route chosen by the cyclists, such as speed limit, traffic volume, and type of bicycle facilities. Finally, these inputs will be used for assessing user safety. Additionally, the project also aims to modify "The Cycle Atlanta" application for Knoxville, which could provide the huge array of data from the users about their travel characteristics. The results of the research project will be shared with Knoxville Transportation Planning Organization, bicycle program planners and the City of Knoxville Engineering Department to assist in bicycle planning and design, so that the agencies can more effectively prioritize investments regarding bicycle infrastructures. Besides all these, this projects will determine the difference in behavior of the regular bicyclists and bike share users, as these are two different groups of cyclists.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    R01 1313 358

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Social Bicycles

    544 Park Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11205

    Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

    400 Main Street, Suite 403
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37902
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Center for Transportation Research
    Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cherry, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20140401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39730

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01563860
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC34, R01 1313 358
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 23 2015 1:00AM