Why Are Bike-Friendly Cities Safer for All Road Users?

The objectives of this project will be to: (1) identify the influence of socio-demographic and socioeconomic changes in cities experiencing a concurrent increase in bicycling and improvement road safety; (2) characterize the influence of built environment changes in these cities; (3) investigate the relationship between evolving travel behaviors and overall road safety; (4) explore potentially novel sources of citywide travel speed data and pilot a study looking at the potential for systematic differences in travel speed with respect to road safety outcomes; (5) advance knowledge by carrying out analyses to answer research questions 1-4; (6) advance policy and practice by identifying important explanatory variables with respect to building safer cities; (7) advance education through the training of students; and (8) build an evidence base on a novel topic by share findings through publications, presentations, and a project website.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $293920
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado Denver

    Department of Civil Engineering
    1200 Larimer Street, Room 3037
    Denver, Colorado  United States  80217
  • Principal Investigators:

    Marshall, Wesley

    McAndrews, Carolyn

    Nordback, Krista

    Janson, Bruce

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190116
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-455

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528060
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 1:00AM