Bicycle Detection and Feedback Device

This research seeks to: (1) explore how well the alternate designs for feedback confirmation devices with or without informational signs are understood by the general public; (2) establish quantitative information from the field review about the effect of the confirmation devices (e.g. bicyclist start-up delay, false start, dismounting, positioning); (3) qualitatively study how the information provided by the confirmation and feedback device affect the overall cycling experience; and (4) provide guidance to practitioners regarding the use of detection confirmation devices for bicycles. This research can help provide guidance to Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) on improving cyclist accommodation at signalized intersections. The results of this research may also likely help in improving cyclist safety at signalized intersections by reducing their risk taking behaviors. Investments in bicycle infrastructure can contribute to the overall improvements in health for Oregonians. Studies have shown that $1 investment in bicycling can yield $3.40 in health care savings and $100 in benefits, if the value of life is considered.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $164715
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Roll, Josh

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

      Portland State University

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Engineering Bldg, 301D, 1930 SW 4th Ave.
      Portland, OR  United States  97201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Monsere, Christopher

      Hurwitz, David

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01680045
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR825
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 10 2018 4:25PM