Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hankey Featured in Star Tribune

HeadShot-1.jpgSteve Hankey (MURP '08) was featured in the Star Tribune on July 25 for his research on cleaner cycling routes. He is currently a graduate research assistant at the University of Minnesota working towards his PhD in civil engineering. His fieldwork consisted of biking over 800 miles while pulling a 65 pound bike trailer with monitoring equipment. The equipment measured the amount of four types of particulate air pollution on three different bike routes to determine which route would be the healthiest.

"Shifting just 100 meters (about one block) off a major road cut morning particulate exposure by about one quarter. That was the sharpest drop, although moving over another block would trim the risk by a cumulative one-third."

Read the Star Tribune article.

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