This article reports on the VELOSECUR 90 conference in Salzburg, Austria, about problems of cyclists' safety and measures designed to reduce the increasing accident rate for cyclists. Topics discussed at the conference included: (1) the promotion of cycling in Salzburg, where 120 km of cycleways have already been introduced; (2) the increased health of Danish cyclists; (3) pollution measurements for journeys by different modes; (4) policies for developing public transport and cycling in Groningen, The Netherlands; (5) a survey of traders in Graz, Austria, which found that they greatly overestimated the proportion of customers travelling by car; (6) traffic calming measures; (7) urban 30 kph speed limit zones; (8) improvements to cycleways that would make them safer; (9) the effects of permitting cyclists to ride both ways along one-way streets; (10) measures to improve the visibility of cycling facilities; (11) the effectiveness of sideguards on heavy vehicles and cycle helmets for reducing accidents to cyclists; (12) the traffic and safety situation in Eastern Europe. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Chatfield, I
  • Publication Date: 1990-6-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 33-34
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 173
    • Issue Number: 5098
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM