Elise Miller-Hooks
GMU


Safe Accommodation of Bicyclists on High Speed Roadways in Maryland

Project 48

Bicycling as an alternative mode of transport for commuters, shoppers and others for whom traveling is not a goal in itself, i.e. those carrying out so-called utilitarian or nondiscretionary trips, offers significant individual and societal benefits. There are, however, disadvantages to cycling as a means of commuting and performing other tasks. For example, a cyclist has no physical protection in a crash. This project investigates bicycle infrastructure design options and related treatments to facilitate safe cycling along high speed roadways in Maryland. It considers both at-grade intersections and grade-separated interchanges (including diamond, cloverleaf, and partial clover, among others). Design solutions will be created to ensure safe and efficient human interaction with the built environment.

Award Period:
Jan. 2015-May 2016
Source of Funding:
Maryland State Highway Administration and USDOT via NTC
Role:
Co-PI
PI:
Paul Schonfeld
Total Award Amount:
$130,000 ($30,000 from the NUTC)

Project 48

 



Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Professor
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

Office: 4614 Nguyen Engineering Building

Address:
Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA


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