2019 Research Project

Urban freight and road safety: Trends and innovative strategies

Principal Investigator
Noreen McDonald
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Co-Principal Investigator
Becky Naumann 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Christopher Cherry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Offer Grembek 
University of California, Berkeley
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The key objectives of this project includes:

  1. Using data from US and/or NC, CA, and TN surveillance systems to evaluate the impacts of urban freight on road safety through detailed spatial and longitudinal analyses.
  2. Reviewing novel last-mile delivery options and identifying the advantages and disadvantages of these options in improving road safety.

To accomplish these objectives, we will use input from state DOTs and community partners to review research objectives and develop outreach materials including policy briefs and webinars. We aim to develop partnerships with state DOTs and local communities around urban freight road safety.

Project Details

Project Type: Research
Project Status: Active
Start Date: 6-15-2019
End Date: 6-15-2021
Contract Year: Year 3
Total Funding from CSCRS: $106,158