Undergraduate Education

Students Prepare for the Eighth Battle to Save Lives Case Competition

For the eighth Battle to Save Lives case competition, students in Dr. Eric G. Bing’s Pandemics course are presenting strategies to enhance user safety on the Katy Trail.

The Katy Trail in Dallas was once an abandoned railroad line, but now it is a very popular destination for jogging, biking, skating, and walking. Safety concerns for trail uses have increased due to the increasing popularity of the trail, growing commercial and population density surrounding the trail, increasing vehicular traffic crossing trail sections and the ubiquitous use mobile devices and headphones.  

For the eighth Battle to Save Lives case competition, students in Dr. Eric G. Bing’s course Pandemics! The Science of Disease Spread, Prevention, and Control are presenting recommendations to enhance trail-user safety.  Working alongside Friends of the Katy Trail, three teams of students gathered and analyzed data on the occurrence of behaviors that can result in biking, pedestrian, and vehicular accidents.  Data was collected at times of high and low trail use, at different tail locations and at trail-road intersections.     

The teams will present their recommendations in increase trail-user safety to Friends of the Katy Trail, community members, friends and families at the Battle to Save Lives case competition.   Join us on April 25th and help select the winning team! 

Event Details 
Date: April 25, 2023 
Time:  5:30pm to 7:30pm  
Location: Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall Room 144, 3101 University Blvd Room 144, Dallas, TX 75205 
Parking: Information available here 

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