LEVER team to develop national e-scooter safety guidance

The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) has funded a $490K study to examine emerging safety issues related to electric scooters (or e-scooters).

The project seeks to advance multimodal road safety by identifying safety risks emerging from the growing use of e-scooters and developing comprehensive guidance, tools, policy options, and educational materials to mitigate those risks.

LEVER Institute researchers (Sandt, Harmon, and West) at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center will lead the effort in close partnership with a multidisciplinary group of transportation experts at UNC, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (LEVER researcher Cherry), Populus, Rebecca Sanders of Safe Streets Research & Consulting, and Charles T. Brown of Equitable Cities. HSRC’s Dr. Laura Sandt will serve as the Principal Investigator on the project.

Learn more about this project here.