Kanok Boribsoonsomsin – Associate Research Engineer, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside
Ji Luo – Assistant Specialist, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside
Nathan Mustafa – Senior Traffic Engineer, City of Riverside
Bill Nesper – Executive Director, The League of American Bicyclists
Local, regional, and state agencies across the nation are making efforts to increase bicycle infrastructure. The typical planning process for locating new bicycle infrastructure considers a multitude of factors, such as available right-of-way, vehicular traffic volumes, safety concerns, among others. However, exposure to traffic-related air pollution is rarely considered but should be. Bicyclists are directly exposed to vehicular exhaust, which has been proven to contribute to a wide range of health problems such as lung and heart diseases. This webinar provided insight on how the inclusion of traffic-related air pollution can change the outcome of bicycle route planning.