This newsletter is focused on recent outreach and community engagement activities, and research and staff updates from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
It’s University Research Week at UNC-Chapel Hill, and HSRC is excited to join the celebration by hosting a student-led interdisciplinary, pan-university session titled “Critical climate impacts on transportation: NC student researchers explore climate change, transportation resiliency and safety.” Last call to join us tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, 1-2 p.m., to hear from three students doing NC-based research in their respective areas — geography, city and regional planning, and civil engineering — and to participate in the conversation. Learn more and RSVP to attend in person or virtually. >>
Sarah O’Brien, Senior Research Associate, has extensive experience in nonmotorized planning, education, policy, design, and research. She works primarily on bicycle and pedestrian transportation safety projects at HSRC and thinks a lot about “how research can support efforts to improve accessibility and safety for everyone.” Currently, Sarah is working on a few projects focused on “how to improve the built environment and the places where people want to go to make them more accessible.”
Learn more about Sarah, tactile walking surface indicators, and her related research in the newest HSRC Insights video. >>
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