Safer Streets Research w/ Wes Marshall
Wes Marshall, Ph.D. is a Professor of Civil Engineering and an affiliate faculty member in Planning and Design at the University of Colorado Denver. Wes focuses on transportation research and teaching dedicated to creating more sustainable, equitable, and resilient transportation systems, particularly in terms of road safety, active transportation, and transit.
He has a vast body of work and we discuss several of his most notable studies that have gained attention over the past few years, including his 2019 research paper that highlighted enhanced safety of protected bikeways for all roadways users, not just people cycling.
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Street Network 101 Explains Grided street network versus Tree-like street network as seen in most suburban communities
Links to the research papers we hit on:
- Why cities with high bicycling rates are safer for all road users
- Does street network design affect traffic safety?
- Effect of Street Network Design on Walking and Biking
- Community design, street networks, and public health
- Scofflaw bicycling: Illegal but rational
- Advancing healthy cities through safer cycling: An examination of shared lane markings
- Understanding the impacts of integrating New Urbanist neighborhood and street design ideals with conventional traffic engineering standards: the case of Stapleton
Here are a few YouTube explainer videos made about Wes' research:
- Why Cities with High Bicycling Rates are Safer for all Road Users
- A Proactive Approach to Redefining Child Road Safety - and Vision Zero
- The Impacts of Uber & Lyft on Transportation
Complete list of Wes' Research
Denver Streetsblog Interview
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