Research Highlights

Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Nathan McNeil
Protected, or separated, bike lanes have become increasingly common around the United States. Studies have consistently found that people prefer bike facilities that are separated from traffic, such as off-street paths and protected bike lanes, with physical separation such as a post or curb providing increased comfort. The preference for these separated facilities appears to be greater amongst cyclists who ride primarily for recreation (as opposed to for transportation) and among those who c... Read More

Examining the Impact of Transportation- Related Barriers on Self-Perceived Physical Health among Adults in the United States

Philip Baiden
Godfred Boateng , Stephen Mattingly
What is the relationship between access to transportation and our own perception of physical health? That's the question researchers explored in the latest report funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), "Examining the Impact of Transportation- Related Barriers on Self-Perceived Physical Health among Adults in the United States." Specifically looking at household car ownership, the study found that having access to a vehicle correlated with better self-re... Read More