Motorcycles usually are treated solely on the basis of their safety characteristics and very rarely as a mode of transportation with benefits and costs, placing safety issues in a full transportation context. The standard transportation issues of traffic flow effects, driving cycles, rider mode choice behaviors, and economic evaluation have largely been neglected for motorcycles. A survey of existing and new Australian and other data was undertaken and the data assessed, along with topics covered in a more comprehensive Australian study. Geographic information system techniques for integrating motorcycle flow estimation and crash data were also assessed. Attitudinal work shows a strong propensity for motorcycle owners to enjoy not only their motorcycle travel but all other forms of travel more so than those who do not have access to motorcycles. Practical policy directions are proposed to bring motorcycles onto an equal information and analysis footing as other modes, for a coherent treatment of road capacity management and for using vulnerable road users as an anchor in an integrated policy and planning context.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 39-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00936246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309077435
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2003 12:00AM