Urban freight and road safety: Trends and innovative strategies

The key objectives of this project includes: (1) Using data from US and/or NC, CA, and TN surveillance systems to evaluate the impacts of urban freight on road safety through detailed spatial and longitudinal analyses. (2) Reviewing novel last-mile delivery options and identifying the advantages and disadvantages of these options in improving road safety. To accomplish these objectives, the research team will use input from state DOTs and community partners to review research objectives and develop outreach materials including policy briefs and webinars. We aim to develop partnerships with state DOTs and local communities around urban freight road safety.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $106,158
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Project Managers:

    Sandt, Laura

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    UNC-CH New East Building
    Campus Box #3140
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States  27599-3140
  • Principal Investigators:

    McDonald, Noreen

  • Start Date: 20190615
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200615
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715891
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747113
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2019 3:39PM