Opportunities for Safer Cycling through ITS

Cycling is a perfect means of transport for short distances, since cycling is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transport and at the same time it is good for the health of the cyclist. However, cyclists are vulnerable road users, and therefore actions to promote cycling should go together with improving the safety of cyclists. Apart from dedicated infrastructure (like cycling lanes) and bicycle training, decision makers should also look at the role of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in improving the safety of cyclists. Mid 2011 the SAFECYCLE project started. The project’s main goal is to identify e-safety applications for cyclists, to assess the impact on road safety and to create knowledge and awareness concerning the e-safety applications for cycling. These e-safety applications can come in different forms, i.e. (1) intelligent infrastructure, (2) intelligent vehicles(bicycles, other vehicles) and (3) applications on the internet. ITS can thus be used to provide intelligent systems that assist the cyclist and other road users to avoid, prevent, or mitigate accidents involving cyclists.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Jorna, Ronald
    • van de Kloof, Angela
    • Zoer, Henk Jan
    • de Jong, Marjolein
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  • Publication Date: 2012

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2013 1:38PM