Senior Technical Advisor
Charles V. Zegeer is a Senior Technical Advisor at HSRC, where he has worked for the past 27 years. In that time, he has been the Director of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), which is the national clearinghouse on pedestrian and bicycle safety for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He was the Principle Investigator on the $5.7 million Pedestrian and Bicycle Research Program for FHWA in the 1990s and led numerous USDOT studies on pedestrian safety, including Evaluation of the Miami-Dade Pedestrian Demonstration Program, Safety Effects of Marked vs. Unmarked Crosswalks, Pedestrian Signalization Alternatives, and others. He was the co-author on PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System and lead author on the National Bicycling and Walking Study for the USDOT in 1994, and A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians (Volume 10 of the NCHRP 500). He is currently the PI for the NCHRP study: Evaluation of Innovative Pedestrian Treatments at Unsignalized Locations, which involves determining the safety effects of several types of pedestrian crossing treatments. In all, he has authored more than 150 professional articles, publications, and reports over the past 40 years.
Charlie led the development of the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) Guide for FHWA and has coordinated pedestrian safety courses more than 220 times to more than 6,000 professionals in 16 U.S. states over the last 7 years, and has served numerous times as a course instructor. He also authored a white paper on “Toward Zero Deaths for Pedestrians” and he now heads up a new global initiative on pedestrian safety. He has a B.S. (Virginia Tech) and M.S. (University of Kentucky) degree in Civil Engineering with a Transportation Specialty and is a registered professional engineer.