Charles V. Zegeer

Associate Director for Engineering and Planning, PBIC Director

Charlie Zegeer’s extensive experience studying bicycle and pedestrian safety led directly to his position as project manager of the HSRC’s new Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

Funded by a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the information center’s goal is to connect communities with the resources they need to create safe places for walking and bicycling. At the heart of the new center are its websites at and which serve as integral resources for creating a world-wide information exchange.

Recently, Charlie was the principal investigator for a $5.7 million research project funded by the Federal Highway Administration which evaluated bicycle and pedestrian traffic designs and analyzed injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians.

On staff at the HSRC since 1986, Charlie has studied different areas of roadway safety and design, including evaluating locations with high-crash incidences, examining issues affecting large truck safety, and gauging the effectiveness of various traffic control devices.

An active instructor in the field of highway safety, Charlie has taught Federal Highway Administration training courses in more than 20 states, instructed graduate-level courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and made research presentations throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Before joining the HSRC, Charlie was a vice president at Goodell Grivas, Inc., a Michigan consulting firm, and previously worked with the Kentucky Department of Transportation. He is a registered professional engineer in Kentucky and Michigan.