Safe cycling routes: Seven road safety indicators for cycling routes

S. E. Gebhard, W.A.M. WeijermarsConference room

  1. Cycling safety is not only about providing the safest infrastructure for the road; sometimes the safest option is an alternative route.
  2. Ideally a cycling network has its own hierarchy which prioritises separation from high-speed and high-mass vehicles.
  3. Seven indicators of cycling route safety have been identified relating to minimising exposure and conflicts with motorised traffic.
  4. Cycling routes can be evaluated based on the indicators and compared with route alternatives.
  5. Insight into route safety can be used to make safe routes more attractive, improve the safety of popular routes, or design new safe routes.

Mon 19:50 - 00:00