REGIONAL WORKSHOPS ON BICYCLE SAFETY: PRESENTATIONS, PARTICIPANT PROBLEMS, PROGRAMS AND IDEAS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The report contains abridged staff presentations in the following areas: Background, Comprehensive Safety Program Planning, Six Major Accident Groups, Education Concepts, Implementation Theory, Program Cost, Facilities Concepts, and Evaluation. A state of the art of bicycle safety is formulated based upon the programs in common practice in the United States. The state of the art in safety education is to implement a program with no effectiveness measures and use unprofessional measurement techniques to infer success for the program. Education programs were widely criticized, and evaluation requested. Enforcement programs are rarely implemented, however, participant descriptions of programs were positive, and suggested bicyclist behavior may change in a positive fashion after enforcement. Again, a general lack of evaluation information hinders professional comment on effectiveness. Finally, facilities were found to be generally directed at a single accident type, the overtaking accident. Cost considerations suggest this approach will not make a substantial impact on the bicycle safety problem. New facilities approaches which would reduce bicycle/motor vehicle conflict at intersections are recommended. Effective cycling is the most talked about new program, with many suggestions for demonstration projects.
Urban Scientific and Educational Research, Inc1768 Lanier Place, NW
Washington, DC United States 20009
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Darago, V S
- Publication Date: 1978-9-15
- Pagination: 203 p.
- TRT Terms: Bicycles; Cyclists; Education; Facilities; Law enforcement; Measures of effectiveness; Meetings; Planning; Prevention; Project management; Regulations; Safety; State of the art studies; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety; Traffic safety education; Workshops
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Highways; Law; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00197348
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-658 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01798
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM