Understanding Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Trends in the Post-Pandemic Era

The project aims to analyze trends in pedestrian and bicyclist crashes and deaths in the post-pandemic era and investigate the underlying factors that contribute to these trends. The study will examine the changes in crash rates during different phases of the pandemic, considering variations in vehicle-miles traveled and commuting patterns. Factors such as infrastructure, road usage patterns, and transportation mode preferences will be studied to understand their influence on pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Additionally, the project will integrate census tract-level transportation disadvantage indicators with crash data to explore the relationship between disadvantaged communities and crash trends, addressing equity concerns. The insights gained from this research will inform evidence-based interventions and strategies to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety. By identifying the key factors contributing to the observed trends, policymakers and transportation agencies can develop targeted measures to mitigate risks and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the post-pandemic era.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $133324
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:

    Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131
  • Project Managers:

    Melendrez, Carman

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Principal Investigators:

    Oum, SangHyouk

    Griswold, Julia

    Mahdinia, Iman

  • Start Date: 20230601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01890175
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348336
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2023 8:13AM