VULNERABLE ROAD USERS: CYCLISTS

The bicycle is a popular means of transport in the Netherlands. About 30 percent of all trips and about 10 percent of all vehicle kilometers travelled in this country are covered by bicycle. However, the limited space available for new infrastructure and also environmental considerations call for the modal split to be further influenced in favor of more bicycle use. This policy requires that the major drawbacks of cycling be eliminated as much as possible to discourage preferential use of the car. Aspects of the police include: measures against bicycle theft; measures to improve connections with public transport; and measures to reduce the road hazards associated with cycling. The author, in this paper, shows new ways of arriving at solutions to traffic engineering problems associated with bicycle traffic.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 135-141

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI 1A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1994 12:00AM