Evaluation Research & Results



1047 documents found

Applying health impact assessment to land transport planning

This research project draws on learning from New Zealand and other countries to produce recommendations on the best application of health impact assessment (HIA) in land transport planning (including cycling) in New Zealand.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Cycle Tourism in Australia - an investigation into its size and scope

This research report investigates the size and scope of the Australian cycle tourism market. Information contained in this report was based on a literature review on cycle tourism; an internet search of cycling organisations and cycling events; and personal communications with cycling organisations and event organisers.  

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Differences in cyclists and car drivers exposure to air pollution from traffic

It has frequently been claimed that cycling in heavy traffic is unhealthy, more so than driving a car. To test this hypothesis, teams of two cyclists and two car drivers in two cars were equipped with personal air samplers while driving for 4 h on 2 different days in the morning traffic of Copenhagen.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Rail-trails and community sentiment

This report documents the types of opposition to rail trails and provides strategies for overcoming opposition. Of the 125 projects studied, 85% met with no local opposition and where the community raised concerns trail proponents were able to work with the community to reach common ground. 

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Regional community entrepreneurship through tourism: the case of Victoria’s rail trails

Findings include evidence of the strong economic benefit these trails bring to regional communities as well as concluding that, in order for the economic and associated social benefits to be realised, community-based planning and support is necessary.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Detection of Bicycles by Quadrupole Loops at Demand-Actuated Traffic Signals

Inductive loop sensors, commonly used for detection of traffic at demand-actuated traffic signals, can be configured and adjusted to detect bicycles with metal rims. This article describes how to provide reliable detection of bicycles via inductive loop sensors without generating unacceptable false-positive detection of large vehicles in adjacent lanes.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Revolutions for Women: Increasing women’s participation in cycling for recreation and transport

This paper reports on a research study conducted in Melbourne, Australia, aimed at investigating reasons for gender differences in cycling, and identifying successful interventions for promoting cycling for women.  

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Bicycle and motor vehicle crash characteristics

This report describes the characteristics of crashes involving bicycles and motor vehicles and was based on data on police reported crashes in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia during 2000-2004.

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Deaths of cyclists due to road crashes, 2006

The report gives an overview of the circumstances of road crashes in which cyclists died in the period 1991 to 2005 and provides more detail for 1996 to 2004, the latest period for which detailed data were available.

Fri 24th Sep 2010

NSW Crash Statistics

The Centre for Road Safety maintains statistical reports about traffic crashes in NSW. These documents are prepared for information purposes, including research by road safety practitioners, and can be downloaded here.

Fri 24th Sep 2010