This literature review considers the role of infrastructure in relation to the safety of cyclists and their interaction with other road users. Of all interventions to increase cycle safety, the strongest evidence is for the benefits resulting from reduction in the general speed of motorised traffic.
Fri 2nd Dec 2011
Good for Business: The benefits of making streets more walking and cycling friendly
The discussion paper brings together evidence around the financial benefits to retailers and residents in making commercial streets more walking and cycling friendly.
Fri 25th Nov 2011
Evaluation of bike boxes at signalized intersections
This report presents a before–after study of bike boxes at 10 signalized intersections in Portland, Oregon.
Thu 17th Nov 2011
Roundabouts: Why they are dangerous for cyclists and what can be done about it
Roundabouts experience fewer and less severe vehicle crashes than typical intersections. Yet this safety benefit does not extend to bicycles. The reasons for this are analysed through a literature review and a case study of roundabout crashes occurring in Victoria from 2005-2009.
Sun 13th Nov 2011
Assessment of the type of cycling infrastructure required to attract new cyclists
This publication reports on research conducted from July 2008 to January 2010 that investigated what type of cycling infrastructure is need to attract new cyclists. The research involved undertaking an international literature review followed by national surveys and Christchurch-based focus groups.
Wed 26th Oct 2011
Effectiveness and Selection of Treatments for Cyclists at Signalised Intersections
This research report, released in 2011, focuses on the safety impacts of providing cycle facilities, in combination with a number of other features. A review of facilities provided and information available was undertaken across each of the Austroads jurisdictions. A survey questionnaire was sent to each jurisdiction to determine key cycle facility types and data available for each. A workshop was held with representatives from a number of jurisdictions to understand which cycle facilities are preferred, to discuss cycle safety concerns and better understand what data was available in each city.
Thu 20th Oct 2011
Strategies for Reducing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injury at the Corridor Level
This report examines the development of methods for identifying sites where there is potential for significant reductions in pedestrian and bicyclist injuries.
Thu 22nd Sep 2011
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Traffic Control Device Evaluation Methods
This report provides a framework for engineers, planners, and public works employees to evaulate the effectiveness of pedestrian and bicyclist traffic control devices.
Wed 24th Aug 2011
Lane Widths on Urban Roads
This report investigates the evidence for determining traffic lane widths. Current Australian guidelines recommend traffic lane widths of 3.5m as standard. This report finds that lanes below 3.5 metres can operate successfully provided that attention is paid to the local circumstances.
Tue 2nd Aug 2011
Service levels of cycleways
The research project “Service levels of cycleways” aims to find the characteristics of an attractive cycleway, and specifying how to maintain cycleways in order to promote cycling.