In this talk, Rodríguez will review the evidence on urban cycling and health outcomes to identify current gaps and research opportunities. Then he will describe two city cycling studies that he is leading that are focused on whether cycling stress is a good surrogate for good cycling conditions; and the potential for cyclist education in increasing cycling activity and cyclist safety.
Speaker: Daniel A. Rodríguez, UC Berkeley Professor of City and Regional Planning
Daniel Rodríguez is Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and associate director of the Institute for Transportation Studies at Berkeley. His research focuses on the reciprocal relationship between the built environment and transportation and that relationship’s effects on the environment and health. Rodríguez’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Wellcome Trust, the US Department of Transportation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others. He has a distinguished publication record that includes co-authoring the book Urban Land Use Planning. Since 2017, he has been among the 25 most cited planning scholars in North America.