The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CARTEEH) hosted a webinar on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST on the role that perceived safety has on bicycling behavior. CARTEEH’s 2022 Student of the Year, Michelle Duren, discussed the relationship between local transportation policies and bicycle use. Michelle shared the methods and findings from a series of logistic regression models that were run to assess the extent to which changes in perceived safety mediated the impact of those policies on bicycling behavior.
- View the presentation here.
PhD candidate in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Michelle’s research focuses on how the environment and policy change influence health behaviors. Her dissertation centers on uncovering reasons for the observed surge in bicycling during the COVID-19 pandemic and providing concrete policy implications for how bicycling changes can be sustained and furthered moving forward. Michelle has a BA in Political Science and Masters of International Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin.