Photo caption: USDOT and UTC representatives at the UTC workshop on Pedestrian and Bicycle Research
As a first step in creating better policies, USDOT is identifying solutions through research. Current and ongoing research will present USDOT with better information in order to create rules, standards, and practices that consider pedestrians and bicyclists needs and safety. The Department is collaborating with University Transportation Centers to improve data and data collection. On September 29, 2014, the Department of Transportation hosted the first University Transportation Center (UTC) Workshop on Pedestrian and Bicycle Research.