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Trends in cycling patterns and interactions with pedestrians in the city centre

By Amy J. Schramm and Narelle L. Haworth


All levels of government continue to advocate increasing the number of people cycling for recreation and transport. However, governments and the general public still have concerns about the implications for the safety of cyclists and other road users. While there is concern about injury for bicycle-pedestrian collisions, for 2008-09 in Australia only 40 pedestrians were hospitalised as a result of a collision with a cyclist (and 33 cyclists from collisions with pedestrians). There is little research that observes changes over time in actual cyclist behaviours and interactions with other road users. This paper presents the results of an observational study of cycling in the Brisbane Central Business District based on data collected using the same methodology in October 2010 and 2012

Topics: 120506 Transport Planning, cycling patterns, pedestrians, injury threat, compulsory helmet laws, CityCycle, road safety in city centres
Year: 2013
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