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Chris Cherry

Chris Cherry, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UT and researcher in the Center for Transportation Research, is a bicycle expert renowned for his work with bike safety and e-bikes the world over.

He recently published a study involving safety along areas where bike paths cross railroad lines, specifically focused on a pair of such crossings on Neyland Drive. 

While that work quickly gained attention, it has since spread around the world, with France’s LeMonde—one of the world’s most widely read and respected newspapers, the United Kingdom’s AOL homepage,  the Australian website Pickle both running the story and transferring his research into their own areas of the globe. 

Huffington Post ran a story and the video on its Facebook page, where it has garnered more than 525,000 views in the first three days. 

Along with the nearly 240,000 views his original posting has gained, the story has also been featured on  WBIR, the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Raleigh News and Observer,  CitylabJalopnik, and bicycling magazines Bike Radar, and Road.

Read the study and watch the video on YouTube.