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Study Could Improve Safety for Cyclists, E-Bikes

A study by UT researchers could soon change the way electric bicycles are used and regulated. Led by Chris Cherry, the group took one of the first in-depth looks at how the behavior of e-bike riders compares to that of traditional bikers.

Gizmodo: Why Don’t More Cities Have E-Bike Shares?

A research project by Chris Cherry, associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was cited in a Gizmodo article which investigates why electric bicycle shares are not more prevalent in American cities. Cherry’s project, launched in 2011, was the nation’s first automated electric bicycle (e-bike) sharing system. To read more, visit Gizmodo.

Bloomberg interviews Chris Cherry on China’s e-bike problems interviewed Chris Cherry, an associate professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, for its recent story on some of the safety issues plaguing electronic bicycle use in China.

The Guardian: Electric bikes, what experiences in China can tell us

Chris Cherry, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, wrote an article for The Guardian. Cherry has done extensive research on electric bikes in China and launched UT’s electric bike sharing system. His article reviews observations of increased e-bike use in China, a country badly inflicted by pollution.  Cherry summarizes that

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WBIR-TV: UT studies red light camera ticketing tricks

WBIR-TV and WATE-TV and other local outlets featured a UT study which analyzed the dilemmas in sustaining red light camera programs to determine if traffic control measures intended to boost red light revenue—such as shortening yellow light time or increasing the speed limit on a street—compromise safety. The study by professors Lee Han, Chris Cherry

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Professors Study Dilemmas in Sustaining Red Light Camera Programs

It’s a common driving predicament: As you approach the intersection, the light is yellow. Do you hit the brakes or face a red light camera fine? Professors at UT have analyzed this issue to determine if traffic control measures intended to boost red light revenue result in compromised safety.

Electric Vehicles to be Displayed May 1-3 at Baker Center

Electric vehicles will be on display May 1 through 3 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy while a conference is under way for industry professionals, government agencies, and communities to discuss planning for the growing electric-drive vehicle market. The display, which is free and open to the public, will be on the plaza in front of the Baker Center. Cars are on loan from the Tennessee Valley Authority and GM.

Reuters: Norway shows the way with electric cars, but at what cost?

Chris Cherry, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was interviewed by Reuters for a story about the positive and negatives of electric cars. The story highlighted the growing popularity of the vehicle in Norway. Cherry, who conducts his research in China, said in countries like China, electric cars can add to environmental problems because

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Inspiring Ideas: College of Engineering


Get to know Chris Cherry and Lynne Parker from the College of Engineering. Cherry, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is responsible for launching the nation’s first automated e-bike sharing system on UT’s campus. Parker is a professor and the associate head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.