Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

Heat map of accessibility of the Twin Cities

Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

Research Associate, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Dr. Guillermo Narvaez's current research focuses on public participation on local roads policy and finance in Minnesota and on traffic safety policies in Minnesota tribal communities. These projects are funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Local Road Research Board, and USDOT RITA.