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Kinder Institute "Near-Miss" Study


A near-miss is an incident between a pedestrian or a bicyclist and another mode of transportation — a bike, a car, or a bus/train — that results either in a crash or a situation where a pedestrian/bicyclist feels unsafe. This could be either a car passing a bicyclist too closely or a car rolling through a stop sign and almost hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk. At its most basic level, it’s an event that leaves a pedestrian or bicyclists thinking “that was close.” Any of these situations count as near-misses, and they're the kind of information we are looking for to identify dangerous places on Houston’s roads. 

We want to understand the challenges experienced by pedestrians and bicyclists and provide opportunities for residents to report daily travel challenges, including near-miss incidents.

Get a chance to win a $100 gift card by recording your trip and near-miss for seven consecutive days — weekends included. The study will be held March 4-11. A link will be sent to all participants on March 4 to access the travel diary.

Training Videos







Examples of Travel

 By walking, biking and transit:


travel example 1


 By car:

travel example car