Evaluation Research & Results



1047 documents found

Analysis of Car-to-Bicycle Approach Patterns for Developing Active Safety Devices

The study investigated near-miss situations captured by drive recorders installed in passenger cars to help in the development of safety devices that detect the presence of cyclists.

Thu 24th Sep 2015

Do characteristics of walkable environments support bicycling?

Through a comprehensive review of studies of the built environment and bicycling, including mode choice, route choice, safety, and urban design literature, this paper addresses the question of whether walkability equates with bikeability.

Wed 23rd Sep 2015

Interventions in Bicycle Infrastructure, Lessons from Dutch and Danish Cases

This study examines the success of interventions made in Dutch and Danish cities to encourage cycling.

Wed 23rd Sep 2015

The influence of a bicycle commuter’s appearance on drivers’ overtaking proximities

This study looked at whether drivers overtaking a bicyclist changed the proximities of their passes in response to the level of experience and skill signalled by the bicyclist's appearance.

Thu 17th Sep 2015

An Analysis of Technology-Related Distracted Biking Behaviors and Helmet Use

The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to determine rates and types of technology-related distracted behaviors among bicyclists in the borough of Manhattan in New York City; and (2) to assess the rate of bicycle helmet use among these cyclists.

Wed 16th Sep 2015

Downtown vibrancy influences public health and safety outcomes in urban counties

We explored the relationship between downtown vibrancy and county-level public health and safety outcomes in 48 large U.S. cities.

Thu 10th Sep 2015

Cycling as best practice for urban renovation.

This paper analysis urban cycling as a fundamental element of sustainable mobility using a case study of Genoa, Italy.

Thu 3rd Sep 2015

“Bicycles May Use Full Lane” Signage Communicates Rules and Increases Perception of Safety

This study examines how comprehensibly three US traffic control devices communicated the message that bicyclists are permitted in the center of the travel lane and do not have to “get out of the way” to allow motorists to pass without changing lanes.  The three control devices were: “Bicycles May Use Full Lane” sign, “Share the Road” sign, and Shared Lane Markings on the pavement. 

Thu 27th Aug 2015

Exposure measurement in bicycle safety analysis: A review of the literature

In this paper, we review the bicycle safety literature reporting different methods for measuring cycling exposure and discuss their findings.

Thu 27th Aug 2015

Bicycle Infrastructure and Traffic Congestion: Evidence from DC’s Capital Bikeshare

This report explores the impact of bicycle-sharing infrastructure on urban transportation. The approach examines within-city commuting decisions as opposed to traffic patterns on major thruways. Empirical results suggest that the availability of a bikeshare reduces traffic congestion by 2 to 3% within a neighborhood.

Wed 26th Aug 2015