Research

Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

Heat map of accessibility of the Twin Cities

Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Xinyu (Jason) Cao's research interests include land use and transportation interactions, environmental correlates of public health, transit planning, and the connection between telecommunications and travel.