THE ISSUE OF SAFETY IN PLANNING FOR THE CYCLIST

This paper discusses current attitudes about the provision of better facilities for cyclists. It shows that the dominant issue is the question of safety: cycling is widely believed to be inherently dangerous and there is evidence that this is acting as a deterrent to a more vigorous re-examination of its possibilities as a transport mode. The paper argues that the relative safety of cycling is frequently misrepresented by present accident statistics. More important, the conclusions often drawn from existing statistics are open to question. Suggestions are made of ways in which the safety of cycling, and hence its attractiveness as a transport mode, could be improved.(a) /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Howe, J Gavin
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 16-17
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM