North Carolina Department of Transportation
Research & Innovation Summit – 2020

Bicycling and Walking – Funding, Policies and Practices from DOT Perspective

Authors: Sravya L. Jayanthi, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE and Suzanne Leland, Ph.D.
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Installing safe, accessible, and cost-effective bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure contributes to public health and environmental benefits, at multiple scales.

The benefits depend on funding, land use, hindrances for bicycling and walking, existing policies, and best practices implemented in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

The focus of this study is to survey bicycle and pedestrian related perspectives of State DOT staff, compare them with NCDOT, and make recommendations to improve active transportation in North Carolina.


For questions about this research, contact Sravya L. Jayanthi at