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Research Highlights

How Technology Can Affect the Demand for Bicycle Transportation: The State of Technology and Projected Applications of Connected Bicycles

John MacArthur
The term “connected vehicle (CV)” refers to vehicles equipped with devices, which enable wireless communication between internal and external entities, supporting vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The widespread deployment of CVs will address a range of transportation challenges related to safety, mobility, and sustainability. Recent research efforts on connected bicycles have focused on the uses and limitations of the st... Read More

FHWA Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

Jennifer Dill
Nathan McNeil
In 2016, TREC was part of a team, in partnership with ICF and Alta Planning, that developed the Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation, a framework to inform future investments, policies, and partnerships and serves as the update to U.S. DOT’s 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study. The agenda establishes a strategic, collaborative approach for making walking and rolling viable transportation options for people of all ages and abilities in communities throughout the U.S... Read More