Bicycle Safety Analysis: Crowdsourcing Bicycle Travel Data to Estimate Risk Exposure and Create Safety Performance

Engineers and planners face challenges like insufficient data and lacking of proper tools when conducting safety analysis for bicyclists. This project will create tools, guidelines, and repeatable processes that engineers and planners can use to analyze crowdsourced bicycle data, calculate bicycle exposure to dangerous situations, and create and analyze safety performance functions for bicyclists. State departments of transportation (DOTs) and local communities will be able to use the new tools from this project to make evidenced-based decisions when allocating limited transportation funds to prioritize bicycle safety improvement projects. The developed bicycle crowdsourcing data analysis tool, geographic information systems (GIS) tool for bicycle risk exposure analysis and bicycle safety performance function will help engineers or planners to make more informed decisions for safety analysis for a particular location.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Wang, Haizhong

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Haizhong

    • Start Date: 20150116
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160615
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39059

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01553136
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 13 2015 1:00AM