Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The PBIC is directed by LEVER researcher Sandt (UNC) and provides a clearinghouse of information related to pedestrian and bicycle related topics, but more recently micromobility. Since its inception in 1999, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. As a national leader in pedestrian and bicycle research and resources, the PBIC develops and shares resources vital to advancing mobility, access, equity, and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and housed within the UNC Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
The Micromobility Lab
Degree Programs at LEVER universities
PSTAT: Promoting Sustainability Transportation Among Teens- US EPA P3 Program (Education Engagement Project)
EPA’s P3-people, Prosperity and the planet- Program is a unique competition that is open to teams of college/university students working to design solutions for sustainable future. The project intended students’ teams to design and construct an electrically assisted bicycle, commonly known as an e-bike, that would fulfill the criteria set for a competition of the e-bikes’ performance at the end of the project in UTK campus. Evaluation on environmental, human health and economic impact were conducted to quantitatively display the impact of various commuting choices, emphasizing the current transportation situation in the United States. The project displayed that a project does result in a measurable change in the students’ stated preferences and attitudes influencing students to reevaluate their transportation choices by simply exposing them to knowledge of lower impact modes of transportation.