Research

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

Assistant Professor, Environment and Society
Geography

Ying Song’s main focus is the development and application of spatial analytic methods to visualize, explore, and analyze movement and change in geographic space with respect to time. Her major empirical focus is human mobility and accessibility within transportation networks, especially at the urban and regional level.