V2X: Bringing Bikes into the Mix

The project objective is to run a pilot study that adds bikes to the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) conversation. Working with the City of Eugene, a bike signal on a heavily traveled corridor will be enhanced with a broadcast device that provides information on the state of the in-pavement bike-loop: triggered and count-down in progress; off and no trigger detected. As a complement, the project will design, program and install an on-bike information system that uses inexpensive (under $50), off-the-shelf hardware and is programmed to recognize the broadcast information and provide personalized delivery of that information to the rider. The project team will collect data and incrementally refine the design based on 50 participants who are regular users of the corridor and bike-signal as well as two other bike-riding populations: those in the Uhlhorn apartments (a ShelterCare facility) and those in the Community Living Program (part of the 4j Transition Education Network). The project touches on 3 key themes: (1) bringing bikes into the V2X mix, (2) using technology in an inclusive way, and (3) providing personalized transportation information systems, tailorable by the end-user. One important product of this project will be a public (github) site that provides both researchers and city transportation staff with enough information to replicate the project. The same site will allow the general bike riding population of Eugene to experiment with their own custom on-bike devices.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $ 147,509
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 1027

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Oregon, Eugene

    Eugene, OR  United States  97403

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Oregon, Eugene

    Computer and Information Science, 120 Deschutes Hall
    Eugene, Oregon  United States  97403-1202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fickas, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190215
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607669
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 1027
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2016 5:08PM