Improving Safety and Equity for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:30–11:30 am

About the Event

This seminar featured two prominent University of Minnesota researchers discussing their work and how it can be applied to improve safety and equity for pedestrians and cyclists.

Director Nichole Morris of the HumanFIRST Laboratory spoke about recent research on enforcement, education, and engineering efforts related to driver compliance with Minnesota's crosswalk law, including the enhancement and successes of the Stop For Me campaign in Saint Paul. Professor Greg Lindsey of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs discussed the complexity, equity, and practical considerations in pedestrian safety projects as well as bicycle crash risk.

Following these presentations, there was a panel discussion and audience Q&A with Ethan Fawley, Vision Zero Program Coordinator with the City of Minneapolis, and Sergeant Kat Brown, who is working on bike and pedestrian safety initiatives with the City of St. Paul Police Department. The panelists addressed implications and challenges related to these topics that they see in their work now and moving forward.

The seminar was held in conjunction with a joint meeting of the CTS Transportation Planning and the Economy Council and the CTS Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow Council.