THE SAFETY OF CYCLISTS IN TRAFFIC

FORHOLD AF BETYDNING FOR CYKLISTERS SIKKERHED I TRAFIKKEN

A study has been made of ownership and use of bicycles in Denmark in order to describe the risks to which cyclists are exposed. Almost half the Danish population uses the bicycle for the purpose of transportation. Total annual riding by adult cyclists (16 years or older) is calculated to be 1,8 billion kilometres. The risk of being injured in a traffic accident is four times as high for cyclists as it is for drivers of motor vehicles. It is the youngest and the oldest of the cyclists who are at most risk, and the risk seems to be highest in the capital. Investigations have also been made into factors which influence cyclists when choosing the route they are going to take. Most of them attach importance to the route being the shortest. In those cases where the cyclists make detours, the routes frequently follow the better roads, while the shortest route follows the smaller roads. (TRRL)

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    Danish Council of Road Safety Research

    1 Anker Engelundsvej, Building 117
    DK-2808 Lyngby,   Denmark 
  • Authors:
    • Engel, U
    • Iversen, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Danish

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  • Accession Number: 00309176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 22 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM