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 of Itasca Biological Station and Laboratory, Professor
Plant Biology

David Biesboer's research has focused on the study of nutrient cycling in wetlands and roadside vegetation management for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. He teaches general botany, field plant biology, and plant anatomy.