THE BICYCLE IN SHORT DISTANCE TRANSPORT. MEASURES FOR A SAFE AND MORE ACTIVE USE OF THE BICYCLE

DAS FAHRRAD IM NAHVERKEHR. MASSNAHMEN FUER EINE SICHERERE UND STAERKERE BENUTZUNG DES FAHRRADES

This report is intended not only to show the importance of bicycle traffic and to increase this but in addition to give important guidelines for the formation and realisation of bicycle traffic facilities. It is shown that the bicycle contributes considerably in reducing poor transport infrastructure for the traffic objectives school, shopping and work and it makes possible the mobility of broader sections of the population and of groups with disadvantages. Safety in traffic for the cyclist is the most important factor which influences readiness to use a bicycle. Accident statistics show that in the last 15 years the cyclist has generally become exposed to greater danger as a result of the greatly increased number of vehicles on the road. The following measures are recommended as some of the ways the situation could be improved: improving cycle tracks, intensifying the network of tracks, wider "cycle-track-roads", uniform design, separation of the cycle-tracks from the roadway, traffic division using grassed areas, a reduction in the number of points of conflict bicycle/vehicle and more comprehensive information on the subject. (TRRL)

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00325418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM