Understanding External Factors and Workload’s Impact on Cyclist Safety

The Federal Highway Administration is encouraging states to adopt “Complete Streets” which has motivated many states to start mandating “Complete Streets” policies. Hence, there is an urgent need to accelerate and advance the research on cyclists’ behavior because policies empower the construction of active transportation infrastructure while guidelines and data to guide and understand cyclist behaviors have not caught up yet. Given the previous background, the main objective of this research is to collect data that describe cyclists’ behavior in simulation and field environments. Then create a naturalistic cycling database and continue to update it. The collected data is meant to help understand different cyclists’ behavior, perception, and workload when operating under different conditions, infrastructural situations, and diverse cyclists. The prospect collected data include but are not limited to reaction times, expressions of visibility, and quantification of safety and comfort. The research team wants to utilize the outcomes of the previous objective to develop cycling’ models for design and safety by identifying Albuquerque’s cycling infrastructure weaknesses from human factors’ perspective and suggest possible improvements. In other words, identifying the vulnerability of Albuquerque's cycling infrastructure which will be translated into safety countermeasures.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $130598
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131
  • Project Managers:

    Melendrez, Carman

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131-0001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Losada-Rojas, Lisa

  • Start Date: 20230601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01890159
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348336
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2023 12:10PM