Research is in progress at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst underway to evaluate newer bicycle infrastructure treatments such as bike-boxes, merge lanes, and protected intersections to identify patterns around driver behavior and performance when approaching these new innovative bicycle infrastructure treatments. The information collected can then be used to develop countermeasures such as infrastructure geometry, signage, training campaigns, etc. The goal of this information is to promote cycling by mitigating bicycle safety concerns through improving driver awareness at new and unfamiliar bicycle infrastructure treatments. For more information please click here.
By Professor Eleni Christofa and Ph.D. Student Nick Fournier, UMass-Amherst