The paper demonstrates the application of data handling procedures which matched road classification to data on a standard road accident file. Bicycle accidents in Melbourne (1981) are classified by type, location, age of rider and other relevant criteria. In that year, 38 per cent of reported bicycle accidents occurred on roads below secondary arterial class and a further 29 per cent occurred at intersections between primary and secondary arterials and lower-order roads. This suggests that closer attention to bicycle safety on local and collector streets is warranted. Attention is drawn to some planning and other implications of the results, to the problem of non-reporting of bicycle accidents, and to some problems of interpretation of the standard data. It is concluded that bicycle accidents on lower-order roads are different in nature to those on arterials, requiring different sorts of safety strategies. While in-depth and case studies are recommended, more information could be gleaned from available mass accident data, particularly by adding information on street type. (Author/TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented during the 12th Australian Road Research Board Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 27-31 August 1984.
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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • BRINDLE, R E
    • Andreassend, D C
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  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 96-109
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 7

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  • Accession Number: 00393397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM