U of M researchers are creating a wealth of new knowledge to tackle transportation challenges. This knowledge makes a real-world impact: better and safer transportation systems, informed policies and investments, jobs and a competitive economy, a cleaner environment, and a higher quality of life for Minnesota and the nation.
One research area involves improving methods to monitor and assess bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative is a collaborative effort launched by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in 2011 to encourage nonmotorized traffic monitoring across the state. U of M researchers have been key partners in the initiative since its inception. The overall goal is to help local jurisdictions as they plan and invest in infrastructure.
Principal investigator: Greg Lindsey, Professor Humphrey School of Public Affairs