Cyclist's Choice of Speed, Radius and Lateral Acceleration While Negotiating a Curve: A Closed Course Pilot Study

This study uses a simulated closed track performance test to examine cyclists' normal lateral acceleration rates while negotiating curves. It also explores differences in cyclists' acceleration and deceleration rates based on age and experience. The findings show most cyclists to negotiate the course turns with a lateral acceleration between .17g and .3g. The authors suggest that these findings can be used in accident reconstruction to help predict the likely turning path and turning speed of typical cyclists.

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  • Authors:
    • Attalla, Shady
    • Robertson, Richard
    • Kodsi, Sam
  • Publication Date: 2015-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-21
  • Serial:
    • Accident Reconstruction Journal
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
    • ISSN: 1057-8153

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2016 11:23PM