Webinar: Considering Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Bicycle Route Planning

FEBUARY 7, 2018

10:00AM-11:00AM PST

SPEAKERS

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

GUEST RESPONDENTS

Nathan Mustafa – Senior Traffic Engineer, City of Riverside
Bill Nesper –  Executive Director, The League of American Bicyclists

EVENT OVERVIEW

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 will provide insight on how the inclusion of traffic-related air pollution can change the outcome of bicycle route planning.

WEBINAR MATERIALS

Policy Brief
Final Report: Biking in Fresh Air: Consideration of Exposure to Traffic Related Air Pollution in Bicycle Route Planning
Presentation Slides

QUESTIONS

Please email any questions about the event to Natalie Ruiz, natruiz@ucdavis.edu