Impact of Electric Bikes on Rider Safety on Campus

Electric bikes, or e-bikes, provide a potentially significant avenue to facilitate large reductions in greenhouse gases and hazardous emissions while promoting the usage of public transportation. However, no research exists on how these faster, heavier, and quieter vehicles impact rider safety. In this effort, a biomechanically designed e-bike will be driven throughout a campus environment in order to obtain quantitative and qualitative data on its operation under low, medium, and heavy traffic scenarios. Data will include e-bike battery and motor parameters while also capturing the interaction of this e-bike with the surrounding pedestrians, other cyclists, and motor vehicles. This will result in the development of e-bike models for driving simulator, gap acceptance, and emissions reduction studies.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $111407
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747107

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 Learned Hall
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045-2225
  • Principal Investigators:

    Depcik, Chris

  • Start Date: 20170515
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181204
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659651
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2018 2:25PM