Is There Space For Cyclists? Understanding the Impact of Cycle Lanes on Passing Distance

In recent years, cycling has been presented as an alternative to traditional transport systems. However, the lack of adequate infrastructure can lead to accidents, in addition to creating a psychological barrier that can prevent more people from using the bicycle as a mean of transport. The aim of this work was the construction of a prototype to measure the lateral passing distance of motor vehicles in relation to a cyclist, as well as the relative speed of approach. Seven trips were made to collect data. The results indicate that 80.45% of the overtakes had a lateral distance less than 1.5 meters, it was also evident that the presence of a cycle lane avoided very low lateral distances, but it didn’t avoid distances less than 1.5 meters. The prototype was also capable of collecting overtaking relative speed, and it was shown that higher relative overtaking speed only occurred on one avenue, with a higher speed limit than on other roads


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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  • Accession Number: 01764286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02935
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:24AM