An Evaluation of Road User Interactions with E-Scooters

This research project will investigate road user interactions with e-scooters. The primary objective will assess e-scooter rider interactions with other road user by data mining the Virginia Tech (VT) E-Scooter Deployment project fixed camera video database that is currently being collected on Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. The VT E-Scooter Deployment project is a joint venture with Spin and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to assess safety, convenience, and nuisance factors that may occur with the deployment of e-scooters on a college campus. Using three or four strategically located fixed cameras located proximal to campus bus stops, the data will be reviewed to (1) determine e-scooter presence, (2) capture e-scooter interactions with other road users, (3) classify these interactions for severity, and (4) record general behavior of e-scooter riders (e.g. helmet use, backpack/carriage of other items, speed, following general rules of road). Analyses will provide greater understanding of e-scooter rider interactions with other road users and potential countermeasures to improve safety for all road users.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000
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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:

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Glenn, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Klauer, Charlie

  • Start Date: 20200101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220705
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01737731
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2020 6:12PM