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.

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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

Director, CURA Housing Forum, Co-Director, University Metropolitan Consortium
Center for Urban & Regional Affairs

Edward Goetz specializes in housing and community development planning and policy. His research has included a study of the land-use and community impacts of the Hiawatha Light-Rail Line in Minneapolis.