VARIOUS PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN BICYCLE TRAFFIC - A SIDE VIEW OF TRAFFIC PLANNING

Bicycles are a convenient, mobile means of transportation with no adverse effect on environment. However, as the number of bicycles is increasing, many problems pertaining to the bicycles as a means of transportation are arising, e.g, a marked fall of the safety of cyclists in the traffic, an increase in the number of bicycles left around railway stations etc. In this report, the author makes a historical study of bicycle traffic and examines the actual situation and problems involved in bicycle traffic, based upon many research studies and reports. Furthermore, the author discusses, from the standpoint of traffic safety, the future of bicycle traffic and the position that bicycle will hold in the traffic planning, as well as the significance and necessity of introducing the bicycle traffic safety system which will place emphasis on the special bicycle roads and parking facilities. The author also discusses the basic requiremetns for the actual traffic planning. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 108-118
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 2
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM