2019 Research Project

Understanding micromobility safety behavior and standardizing safety metrics for transportation system integration

Principal Investigator
Christopher Cherry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Co-Principal Investigator
Laura Sandt 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Co-Principal Investigator
Susan Shaheen
University of California, Berkeley
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Slide Deck on Early Project Findings

Micromobility Coding Poster (updated September 2020)

List of E-Scooter Fatalities (updated April 2021)


The purpose of this study is to accelerate shared learning around micromobility safety impacts and to fast-track improvements to injury surveillance of emerging modes such as e-scooters and related micromobility devices (e-bikes, electric skateboards, hoverboards, etc.) used on and around city streets, etc. The primary aim will be vehicles in shared mobility systems. Specific tasks will include:

  • Establish available data sources to support safety evaluations across multiple geographies.
  • Engage stakeholders, examine current practices, and identify approaches to enhance injury surveillance systems.
  • Development and deployment of a behavior-oriented survey instrument.
  • Formulate data structure for continuous tracking and analysis of micromobility sharing safety.

Project Details

Project Type: Research
Project Status: Active
Start Date: 8-1-2019
End Date: 3-31-2021
Contract Year: Year 3
Total Funding from CSCRS: $158,524