This project was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) under grant number 759.
Urban transportation, Transportation -- Planning, Bicycle commuting -- Safety measures -- Technological innovations, Intelligent transportation systems
The term “connected vehicle (CV)” refers to vehicles equipped with devices, which enable wireless communication betweeninternal and external entities, supporting vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X)communications. The widespread deployment of CVs will address a range of transportation challenges related to safety, mobility,and sustainability. Recent research efforts on connected bicycles have focused on the uses and limitations of the state-of-the-arttechnologies, safety implications, the reliability of various communication modes, and consumer adoption. Existing researchfocuses on either technologies that utilize data received from sensors and the internet to govern devices attached to the bicycle(situational sensing) or two-way communication. While there has been some mention of how these technologies may encouragean increase in bicycling through enhanced safety, the research is sparse and there is a lack of discussion on how connectedbicycles can address other barriers to bicycling. This report provides context into the societal needs of bicycling and the currentstrategies utilized to increase the bicycle mode share, a cohesive review of existing and prototyped connected bicycletechnologies, and discussion about their potential to mitigate barriers to bicycling and better accommodate the needs and desiresof diverse riders. We then explore the limitations and benefits of one-way and two-way communications, the potential of bicycle-to-infrastructure technologies, and the future needs and expected pathways of connected bicycle technologies.
MacArthur, John, Michael Harpool and Daniel Scheppke. How Technology Can Affect the Demand for Bicycle Transportation: The State of Technology and Projected Applications of Connected Bicycles. NITC-RR-759. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2019. https://doi.org/10.15760/trec.237