Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Equity, and Street Funding: New Criteria for Prioritizing Multimodal Street Projects in Minneapolis

This study analyzes how (1) estimates of pedestrian and bicyclist exposure to risk, (2) measures of crash risk, and (3) measures of equity can strengthen approaches to (4) prioritizing multimodal street improvements. Previous research has shown that statistical models based on pedestrian and bicycle counts can be used to estimate exposure to risk on street networks and that these estimates can be used to estimate crash probabilities. This research builds on these previous findings to assess equity of exposure to crash risk. Use the City of Minneapolis 20 Year Streets Funding Plan as a case study, this research also explores whether different measures of pedestrian and bicyclist demand, different measures of crash risk, and different measures of equity have implications for project prioritization. Findings will have implications for local efforts to incorporate measures of demand, risk, and equity in system management and project development and implementation.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $58732
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Roadway Safety Institute

    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota

    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    301 19th Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lindsey, Greg

  • Start Date: 20180223
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664803
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Roadway Safety Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC35, CTS-2018057
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 1:26PM