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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Scientific and Educational Research, Inc

    1768 Lanier Place, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20009

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Darago, V S
  • Publication Date: 1978-9-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 203 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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