Active Research Projects

Pedestrian biking

Long-Term Effects of Gateway R1-6 Treatment on Yielding to Pedestrians, Vehicle Speed, and Sign Survival
Ron Van Houten, Western Michigan University

Assessing the Impact of Pedestrian-Activated Crossing Systems
John Hourdos, University of Minnesota

Novel Collision Avoidance System for Bicycles
Rajesh Rajamani, University of Minnesota

Performance Measures for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety: Methodologies for Traffic Monitoring and Estimating Crash Rates
Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota

A Positioning and Mapping Methodology Using Bluetooth and Smartphone Technologies to Support Situation Awareness and Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
Chen-Fu Liao, University of Minnesota

Safety in Numbers? Accessibility, Traffic, and Safety of Non-motorized Travelers
Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota


Completed Research Projects/Published Reports (2009–2015)

The Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative: Implementation Study
Greg Lindsey
June 2015

Development of a Navigation System Using Smartphone and Bluetooth Technologies to Help the Visually Impaired Navigate Work Zones Safely
Chen-Fu Liao
February 2014

Effect of Signing and Lane Markings on the Safety of a Two-Lane Roundabout
John Hourdos, Veronica Richfield
January 2014

The Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative: Methodologies for Non-motorized Traffic Monitoring
Greg Lindsey, Steve Hankey, Xize Wang, Junzhou Chen
October 2013

Video Detection and Classification of Pedestrian Events at Roundabouts and Crosswalks
Ted Morris, Xinyan Li, Vassilios Morellas, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos
August 2013

Feasibility of Using GPS to Track Bicycle Lane Positioning
Greg Lindsey, Steve Hankey, Xize Wang, Alec Gorjestani, Junzhou Chen
March 2013

Investigation of Pedestrian/Bicyclist Risk in Minnesota Roundabout Crossings
John Hourdos, Veronica Richfield, Melissa Shauer
September 2012

Using a Smartphone App to Assist the Visually Impaired at Signalized Intersections
Chen-Fu Liao
August 2012

Understanding the Use of Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities
Greg Lindsey, Kristopher Hoff, Steve Hankey, Xize Wang
July 2012