Research Highlights

Fast Track: Allowing bikes and pedestrians to participate in a smart-transportation system

Stephen Fickas
Marc Schlossberg
This project is a follow up to the NITC project, V2X: Bringing bikes into the mix. The V2X project focuses on giving bike riders the ability to make virtual calls on an actuated-signal. Specifically, we are working toward a phone app used by the rider to communicate with a smart-box attached to a signal controller. We expect to pilot the V2X software and hardware on a busy signal near the UofO campus during summer and fall of 2017. Our new project, Fast Track, extends V2X in 3 ways: (1) ... Read More

Racial Bias in Drivers' Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks: Understanding the Effect

Kimberly Kahn
The proposed project explores social identity-related factors that influence drivers’ behaviors in interactions with pedestrians at crosswalks. One dangerous potential point of conflict in our transportation system to pedestrians is interactions with drivers at crosswalks (NHTS, 2003). In 2010, there was one crash-related pedestrian death every two hours and an injury every eight minutes (CDC, 2013). Racial minorities are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities: From 2... Read More