Cycling, Health and Safety

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Many jurisdictions around the world are trying to retain or increase the share of cycling in urban traffic in order to benefit from the many health and transport efficiency benefits. Safety is a key concern and should be accounted for in these policies.

This report of the International Transport Forum's Cycling Safety Working Group monitors international trends in cycling, safety and policy, and explores options that may help decision makers design safe environments for cycling. Key messages relate to strategic goal-setting for cycling policy and managing crash risks while increasing health benefits. The report also discusses how to better capture crash and bicycle usage statistics. The safety impacts of a wide range of pro-cycling measures are examined in detail.


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Policy measures derived from stated preference analysis for bicycle use: Route choice factors in Indian context

International Transport Forum

Cyclists are spread all over the urban areas in India. These are mostly captive riders who choose to bicycle as no other viable options are available to them. This study discusses perceptions of these captive riders as compared to a group of not yet riding (potential) users (short trip makers). A stated preference survey was conducted to estimate their perception on route choice, preferred street environment and land use features.

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