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

Mcknight Distinguished University Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Computer Science & Engineering

Shashi Shekhar’s research is centered on database management and data mining, focusing on the unique needs of the application domains of geographic information systems and spatial databases, including transportation, ecology, and climatology.