Comparison of Motorists’ and Cyclists’ perception of bicycle safety

Dollisson, John, Cox, William, & Zheng, Zuduo (2013) Comparison of Motorists’ and Cyclists’ perception of bicycle safety. In 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) Annual Conference, 2 - 4 October 2013, QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane, Australia.



Increasing the modal share of public transit systems has become paramount in aiding the reduction on the excessive reliance of personal motor vehicles. More so the need to increase the share of active modes of transport such as the use of bicycles, therefore there is an ever increasing need to use bicycles both on shared pedestrian paths and on-road cycling. The risk to cyclist, or consequently the perception of the risk from both cyclists and motorists alike, is an important factor to increase the use of this transport mode. This paper investigates perception of bicycle safety by conducting a survey and analysing the survey data to understand how participants with different backgrounds perceive the risks of cycling for transport. Contributing factors to people’s perception of bicycle safety were identified and compared across different road user groups, based upon which recommendations were made on how to improve bicycle safety.

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ID Code: 64890
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: active transport, road safety, bicycle safety, safety perception
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2013 22:26
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 20:32

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